Dr David Dalison Mkwambisi

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    Dr David Mkambisi

    Dr David Mkwambisi is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability with a PhD and MSc in Environment and Development from Universities of Leeds and East Anglia (UK) respectively. David has a Diploma and BSc in Agriculture from the University of Malawi. In addition to lecturing, David is currently working as a Programmes Coordinator. He is involved in several development and research programmes working with both rural and urban communities especially on climate change impacts and vulnerability among smallholder farmers and on urban and rural poverty. He is among national experts responsible for policy guidance on climate change, environment and development issues David has been contributing to environment and development issues to UNEP, UNFPA, COMESA, SADC, African Union, World Bank, FAO, African Development Bank, UNICEF, Government of Malawi and several international and national Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). He is among IPCC experts on climate change, food and agriculture


    Mngoli M., Mkwambisi, D.D., Fraser, EDG (2015). An evaluation of traditional seed saving methods in rural Malawi. Journal for International Development, 27 (85-98) DOI: 10.1002/jid.3052

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Dougill, A.J. and Antwi-Agyei (2015) Urbanization and Soil Nutrient Fluxes: Challenges and Opportunities for African cities. Forth Coming- CABI International

    Kakota T., Nyariki D., Mkwambisi D. and Kogi-Makau W. (2013). Determinants of household vulnerability to food insecurity: A case study of semi-arid districts in Malawi. Journal of International Development (JID). Doi:10.1002/jid.2958

    Simelton, E., Quinn, C.H., Antwi-Agyei, P., Batisani, N., Dougill, A.J., Dyer, J. C., Fraser, E.D.G, Mkwambisi D.D., Rosell, S., Sallu, S and Stringer L.C. (2013) Is rainfall really changing? Farmers’ perceptions, meteorological data, and policy implications. Journal of Climate and Development

    Daniel Schensul, David Mkwambisi, Sainan Zhang, David Dodman, Thomas Munthali and Dunstan Matekenya (2013) Adapting Urban Settlements to Climate Change: Local Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in the Urban Areas of Malawi pp 115-137. In Martine, George and Daniel Schensul (eds.) 2013. The Demography of Adaptation to Climate Change. New York, London and Mexico City: UNFPA, IIED and El Colegio de Mexico.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Fraser, E and Dougill, A.D. (2012) Urban Agriculture, Institutions and Development. In Pierre Jacquet, Rajendra Pachauri and Laurence Tubiana (EDs) A Planet of Life: Towards Agricultural Change? Pp 73-76.

    Stringer, LC; Dougill, AJ; Thomas, AD; Spracklen, DV; Chesterman, S; Ifejika Speranza, C; Rueff, H; Riddell, M; Williams, M; Beedy, T; Abson, DJ; Klintenberg, P; Syampungani, S; Powell, P; Palmer, AR; Seely, MK; Mkwambisi, DD; Falcao, M; Sitoe, A; Ross, S; Kopolo, G (2012) Challenges and opportunities in linking carbon sequestration, livelihoods and ecosystem service provision in drylands. Environmental Science and Policy, 19-20, pp.121-135.

    Stringer, L.C., Dougill, A.J. Mkwambisi, D.D, Dyer, J.C., Kalaba, F.K and Mngoli, M (2012). Challenges and opportunities for carbon management in Malawi and Zambia. Journal of Carbon Management 3 (2) 159-173

    Munang, R., Liu, J., Chuku, C.A., Codjo, J., Dovie, D., Mkwambisi, D.D., Rivington, M (2011). Putting ecosystem management in the vision of African development: towards a sustainable green economy. UNEP Policy Paper, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Fraser, E.D.G. and Dougill, A.J. (2011). Urban agriculture and poverty reduction: evaluating how food production in cities contributes to food security, employment and income in Malawi. Journal of International Development 23 (2) 181-203

    Kakota, T, Nyariki, D, Mkwambisi, D.D and Wambui, M (2011) Gender vulnerability to climate variability and household food insecurity in Malawi. Journal of Climate and Development 3 (4) 298-309

    Mkwambisi, D.D and Phiri, S (2010) AFRICAN INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES IN URBAN AGRICULTURE, Shackleton CM, Pasquini MW, Drescher AW (eds). Earthscan: London, United Kingdom. Book Review. Journal of Land Degradation and Development (21) 1-2

    Mkwambisi, D.D (2010) Urban land supply. In Tipple AG (Ed) Malawi Urban housing Sector profile. UNHABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya (Chapter 6, pp 65-74)

    Stringer, L.C., Mkwambisi, D.D., Dougill, A.J. and Dyer, J.C. (2010). Adaptation to climate change and desertification: Perspectives from national policy and autonomous practice in Malawi. Climate and Development, 2, 145–160.

    Stringer, L., Dougill, A.J., Reed, M., Twyman, C., Dyer, J and Mkwambisi, D.D. (2009) Adaptations to climate change, drought and desertification: local insights to enhance policy in southern Africa. Environmental Science & Policy (12) 748-765

    Mkwambisi, D.D (2008). Urban agriculture and food security in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi. In Mark Reedwood (Ed) Agriculture in urban planning: Generating livelihoods and food security. Earthscan Publishing, London. United Kingdom. (Chapter 5, pp 91- 103)

    Fraser, E.D.G., Simelton, E., Termansen, M., Challinor, A and Mkwambisi, DD (2009) Land use and socio-economics. Identifying societal factors that lead to agricultural landscapes vulnerable to climate change in Malawi. Earth and Environmental Science 6 (2009) 342001

    Mkwambisi, D.D. (2005) Impact of urban agriculture on child labour, health and education in Lilongwe city, Malawi. In: Zeleza Mtafu Manda. Malawi Physical Planning (Chapter 7, pp94-111). Lilongwe. Malawi:

    Bie, S., Mkwambisi, D.D. and Gomani M (2007) Climate change and rural livelihoods in Malawi- http://www.umb.no/statisk/noragric/publications/reports/noragricrep41.pdf


    Mkwambisi, D.D., Khaila, S.C., Mthinda, C., Mulwafu, A., Chikowi, M (2015) Evaluation and monitoring study for Malawi Agricultural Extension Service programme. Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Extension Services. Funded by Government of Flanders.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Ngoma, P., Nyaika, Y., Mandoloma, L., Zimba, S. and Mkwaila, W (2015). Baseline survey for Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership. AGRA Africa.

    Mkwambisi, D.D. and Valeta, J. (2014). A rapid climate change assessment for Neno and Phalombe districts using the CRISTAL approach. Plan Malawi

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Mulwafu, A., Musasa, M. (2015) Mid- term evaluation of Ntchisi Local Rights Programme. Funded by ActionAid Malawi.

    Mkwambisi. D.D. (2015). Baseline survey for the Shire River Basin Management Programme. Funded by World Bank through SMEC

    Tasokwa, T., Mkwambisi, D.D., Valeta, T. (2014) National gender and climate change study. United Nations Development Programme and Government of Malawi.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Mulwafu, A., Chikowi, M and Valeta, J (2013) Baseline study for the WATERS FUTURES: Towards equitable resource strategies WATERS. Volunteer Services Organisation.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Khaila, S.C., Mthinda, C., Mulwafu, A., Chikowi, M (2012) Baseline study for Malawi Agricultural Extension Service programme. Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Extension Services.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Chiotha, S, Robert Ridley Chiweza, A, Banda, C. And Themba Mzilahowa (2012) Development of Malawi National Climate Change Policy. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, Environmental Affairs Departmemnt, Lilongwe. Malawi (On going)

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Ngoma, P (2012) Development of project implementation plan (PIP) for Shire River Basin Management Project. Commissioned by World Bank and Government of Malawi.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Valeta, J (2012) Baseline study on Dedza Local Rights Programme. Commissioned by ActionAid International Malawi.

    Mkwambisi, D.D. (2012) Relationship between climate change and population dynamics in urban Malawi. Commissioned by UNFPA (USA) and IIED (UK)

    Mkwambisi, D.D. and Kavuta A (2012). Baseline study for Agriculture and Sustainable Trade in Malawi. Commissioned by Flanders Mkwambisi, D.D, Kazembe A., Banda, B., Kavuta, A., and Sikawa, D (2011) Baseline study for IDRC project in Nkhota-kota District. Commissioned by IDRC (Canada)

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Joshua- Kalanda, M and Valeta, J (2010) Baseline study of climate change justice and adaptation in Malawi. Commissioned by Norwegian Church Aid

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Phiri, S (2010) Situation analysis to develop Ecohealth guidelines for adaptation to climate change among fishing and farming communities in Nkhota-kota, Malawi. Funded by IDRC

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Kazembe, J. and Phiri, S (2010) Analysis and documentation of indigenous knowledge for prediction of seasonal weather in Malawi. Funded by DFID

    Mkwambisi, D.D, Ahmed, T., Kisyombe, V and (2010) Feasibility study and development of terms of reference for the Shire Valley Irrigation Project for African Development Bank and Government of Malawi. Funded by African Development Bank

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Safalaoh, ACL (2010) End of Country Strategy Programme III (2005-2010) review for ActionAid Malawi International

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Mkandawire, R (2010) Analysis of compost market potential inn Lilongwe City. Funded by Lilongwe City Assembly. Funded by UNDP

    Mkwambisi, D.D. (2010) Baseline study for child trafficking in Lilongwe, Mchinji and Dedza. Funded by The Salvation Army Malawi Command.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Chabvuta, C and Mnolo, T (2010) Evaluating the effectiveness of humanure on maize yield. Funded by Centre for Community Organisation and Development.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Mawaya. C and Lunduka, R (2010) End of Project Evaluation. Community Biodiversity Conservation Project. Funded by Fair Malawi.

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Safalaoh, ACL (2010) Analysing the trends and extent to which Action Aid International Malawi Country Strategic Plan III has contributed to poverty eradication efforts in Malawi. Funded by Action Aid Malawi

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Safalaoh, ACL., Musasa, M (2010). End of Project evaluation- Prevention of Human Trafficking Project in Malawi. Funded by Norwegian Church Aid

    Mkwambisi, D.D (2010). Matheson, G, Laser, J., Kambani, C and Valeta, J (2010) Climate change and rural livelihoods in Malawi. Funded by African Development Bank through Malawi Government.

    Brouwer, R and Mkwambisi, D.D (2009) End of project evaluation- Elimination of Child labour in tobacco growing countries in Malawi. Funded by Foundation for Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco Growing.

    Mkwambisi, D.D (2009) Capacity and training needs assessment on masculinity, alcohol, HIV and AIDS among Faith based organisation with funding from Norwegian Church Aid

    Mkwambisi, D.D and Valeta J (2009) Child helpline need assessment study in Malawi [Ministry of Women and Child Development with funding from UNICEF]

    Safalaoh, ASL and Mkwambisi, D.D (2009) Vocational Skills and Market Assessment study. Funded by ILO/IPEC

    Mkwambisi, D.D, Valeta, J and Lungu E (2009) The Link between masculinity, alcohol and HIV and AIDs in Malawi. Funded by Norwegian Church Aid.

    Mkwambisi, D.D and Lungu, E (2008) Identification of best practices in combating child labour in Malawi with funding from ILO/IPEC Programme

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Madola, M.V. Ngwira, T (2008) The extent and magnitude of child trafficking in Malawi [Ministry of Women and Child Development with funding from ILO/IPEC, UNICEF-Malawi and Government of Malawi].

    Madola, M.V. and Mkwambisi, D.D (2008) Baseline study on child labour in tobacco estates [Funded by MCTU and CEYCA]

    Bie, S., Mkwambisi, D.D. and Gomani M (2007) Climate change and rural livelihoods in Malawi- http://www.umb.no/statisk/noragric/publications/reports/noragricrep41.pdf Funded by The Norwegian Government

    Mkwambisi, D.D. (2007) Vulnerability and Assessment in the Agricultural secotr-Second National Communication on Climate change in Malawi [Funded Government of Malawi]

    Mkwambisi, D.D., Madola, M.V., Simtowe, F and Mataya, C. (2006). Evaluation of Makande land resettlement programme [Funded by World Bank and Government of Malawi].

    Mkwambisi, D.D. (2005) Urban agriculture and livelihoods entitlements in Malawi [Funded by International Development Research Council (IDRC)].