Kenton Kayira, currently Food Security/Sustainable Livelihoods and HIV/AIDS Mitigation Specialist for the FANTA Project, worked for six years as the National Program Officer (Food Security and Disaster Management) for the World Food Program's Malawi Country Office.
During that time, Kenton
managed Food for Work/Food for Asset projects, safety net emergency operations, and worked on a number of country program development assignments.
also coordinated the Country Common Assessment (CCA) Food Security and Nutrition Theme Group and contributed to the preparation of the 2002-2006 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Malawi.
Recently, Kenton worked with the Consortium of Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE) on "Adapting Food for Assets programming in the context of HIV/AIDS.
Kenton is a Clark University doctoral student specializing in Agricultural Development, Food Security & Food Policy, and Cultural/Political Ecology.