BOARD DIRECTOR: DYBORN CHIBONGA
Dyborn Chibonga has been a Board Director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) since April, 2010. He manages the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) as Chief Executive Officer. He has served in this role since June 1999, managing the organisation of over 100,000 farmer members and a staff of about 400 in 19 locations belonging to 50 Associations across the country.
In his experience with NASFAM, Mr. Chibonga has led a dynamic team in taking the project from an initiative to becoming a model rural producer organization in Southern Africa. NASFAM pioneered the establishment of The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in 2004 and entered into Fairtrade production of peanuts in 2005. NASFAM won the Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution in 2009 and was awarded Runner Up for Advocacy in the 2013 Africa Farmer Organisation of the Year Award by AFRICRES in partnership with AGRA.
Mr. Chibonga holds a Masters Certificate in NGO Management and M.Sc. in Landscape Ecology Design and Maintenance from Wye College (University of London). He also has a B.Sc. (Credit) and Diploma (Credit) from Bunda College of Agriculture (University of Malawi).
His general experience includes various board roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, task forces and committees dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged through their active participation. Mr. Chibonga has represented smallholder farmers at World Economic Forum on Africa in 2010, 2011 and 2012; the Grow Africa Investment Forum in 2012; UNFCCC COP 15-19 and; UN Rio +20 Conference in 2012.
Mr. Chibonga is a member of the Trade Policy National Working Group (TPNWG) and part of the Malawi Government agriculture cluster for World Trade Organization (WTO) and EU-ACP EPAs negotiations. He has also been on the Board of Press Agriculture Ltd (PAL) from 2007 to August 2014 and the Natural Resources College (NRC) from 2007 to date. He has been member of the European Economic and Social Follow-Up Committee (EESC) from October 2010, Member of India Africa Business Council from November 2011, Councilor of Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) from April 2012 and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Food and Nutrition Security from July 2012.