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The SADC 3P Network was initially established to provide assistance to the Member States, DFIs and Public Private Partnership (PPP) practitioners in the region to deliver bankable PPP projects. However, it has become clear that it had to play a role in actual ... more.
Supervisor ( Acting Director
Board of Governors Member
Gobabeb Research and Training Centre
Board of Trustees Member
Bachelor of Science degree
University of Malawi
Master of Science degree
Public Policy and Management
Production and Development Economics
University of Wales
FARA Africa: FARA Board Members
Ms. Lucy Muchoki Ms Margaret Nyirenda
Private Sector Representative Southern Africa SRO Representative Executive Director Director, SADC/FANR
FANRPAN - Board of Governors
Ms Margaret Nyirenda
Nyirenda joined the SADC Secretariat in 1997 and worked as Senior Economist and Desk Officer for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources sector until March 2002. After the restructuring of SADC, she became Supervisor (acting director) of FANR until her appointment as the substantive director. Margaret Nyirenda has extensive experience in management policy formulation and implementation, and project evaluation. Her work experience began in 1977 and she worked for the government of Malawi for 20 years in various ministries, including agriculture. She was senior economist in the department of Economic Planning and Development from 1984 to 1989, when she became chief executive of the Malawi Mudzi Fund, a pilot scheme which later merged into the Malawi Rural Finance Company, covering the entire country. From 1992 to 1997, Nyirenda was deputy chief economist in the Ministry of Finance and chief economist of the agriculture, food security and nutrition sections in the Department of Economic Planning and Development. he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Malawi, holds a post-graduate diploma in Production and Development Economics from the University of Wales, a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Economics from the same university, and a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from Harvard University in the USA.
Food Security and Production
US Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller presents the SADC Regional SPS Strategy, translated into SADC's three official languages, to Willie Shumba and Margaret Nyirenda of SADC
People continue to lose their means of survival and we can lose lives if we do not act now," said SADC Director for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mrs. Margaret Nyirenda.
The SADC region has been hit by a devastating El Niño-induced drought, the worst in 35 years, following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. he severe drought conditions have already taken toll on lives and livelihoods and the situation could deteriorate further if urgent assistance is not provided.
SADC Director for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mrs. Margaret Nyirenda
SADC Director for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mrs. Margaret Nyirenda People continue to lose their means of survival and we can lose lives if we do not act now," said SADC Director for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mrs. Margaret Nyirenda.