The Hunger Project

November 7, 2011  //  By:   //  ON CAMPUS  //  No Comment

This Thursday, CBS will host a lecture about The Hunger Project with a particular focus on sustainable leadership and microfinance. While that might sound like a mouthful, the concept is pretty cool.

The Hunger Project is an organization dedicated to solving world hunger and poverty through grassroots partnerships in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Through the mobilization of local peoples, empowerment of women, and partnerships with local governments, The Hunger Project has been able to lay inroads for further realizing the UN Millennium Goals.

The event speaker is Mr. Rowlands Kaotcha who has served as Country-Director of The Hunger Project in Malawi since 2004.

Thus far, Mr. Kaotcha has initiated innovations in rural health care and HIV/AIDS prevention. His leadership has attracted international funding to the The Hunger Project-Malawi from organizations such as Oxfam Novib in The Netherlands. He has also given fundraising presentations for The Hunger Project in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States

Prior to  The Hunger Project, Mr. Kaotcha was the Project Manager of Concern Universal’s Household Food Security Project and Assistant Seed Production Manager at the National Seed Company of Malawi.

Mr. Kaotcha has a B.Sc. in Agriculture, an M.Sc. in Agriculture and Agronomy from the University of Malawi’s Bunda College of Agriculture and his MBA from Eastern and Southern African Institute of Management in Tanzania.

With such credentials, there is no doubt that Mr. Kaotcha will by a dynamic speaker. If you’re interested in attending, check out the Facebook event page.


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