Davies Mwachumu

Lilongwe, Malawi

Davies is a young social entrepreneur with a passion of transforming under-served communities
Davies's Skills
Organic Products
Organic Gardening
Organic Farming
Sustainable Agriculture
Agribusiness
Recycling
Sustainable Forest Management
Reforestation
Urban Forestry
Community Forestry
Advocate
Human Rights Advocacy
Child Advocacy
Issue Advocacy
Health Advocacy
Environmental Advocacy
Government Advocacy
Community Advocacy
Advocacy
Social Enterprise
Enterprise Social Networking
Social Entrepreneurship
Networking
Project Management
Research
Project Planning
Writing
Social Media
Small Business
Organizational Development
Policy
Marketing
Leadership
Entrepreneurship
Community Management
Community Development
Business Development
Strategy
Programming
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Davies

“Davies Mwachumu is a Development worker and social entrepreneur who has passion for development work and always ready to dedicate himself to anything that is created for the betterment of less fortunate and under-served communities. My career is based on the developmental and humanitarian works. I have vast experience in project management and evidence based advocacy. I believe that my innate capability to learn quickly and work with minimal supervision could add value to the work force, myself and meet any Institution’s goal”.
MY PRINCIPLES
Social Responsibility: I believe that public development principles should prevail over corporate pursuit of profit in determination of development policy and programmes.
Human Right: I believe that government and international organisations policies and practice should respect people’s rights development as a fundamental human right
People Centred Development: I believe in universal access to development on the premise of equity, social justice and rights; and that my bias will be towards the poor and the marginalised.

Quote

"If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die!" - *Warren Buffet*

Work Experience

Program Manager

Malawi Health Equity Network

January 2011 - Today

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Resource Mobilisation and Networking I have been Providing technical support in development of concept notes, proposals and strategies (Developed, Defended and Managed a 1.5 billion GAVI immunisation project proposal). I have worked with a wider Program portfolio stakeholders. Directly working with District Health Office Management teams, facilitate networking and support beneficiaries in advocacy work, empowering citizens to engage relevant institutions (at local, district and national level) to provide enabling environment for effective Health service delivery. Ensuring great planning, delivery, monitoring, reporting and reviewing of progress. Responsible for providing technical support to the communities and results based monitoring and evaluation, documentation, learning and sharing of best practices under Program. Health Budget Work (Budget Analysis, Tracking and Trainings) I have been part and parcel of conducting analysis of the national health sector budget estimates soon after the presentation of the estimates in parliament by the Minister of Finance from 2011 to present . The report informs debate by Members of Parliament during the budget sitting in addition to informing monitoring by the civil society, MPs and other stakeholders. I have been providing technical assistance to selected district health offices on the development of district health budgets (district implementation plans) that are responsive to the needs of all people including gender groups. To effectively undertake budget advocacy work, I have been doing the following: • Training selected district health teams to monitor implementation of the health sector budget at district level and or to track their district implementation plan and disseminate the findings. • Supporting selected district health offices and network members to train community leaders and community members on the process of budgeting for health service and their role in the health budget development and implementation. • Building capacity of community structures, leaders and members on how to conduct advocacy on solving identified health budget issues. • Supporting community structures, leaders and members for them to effectively conduct advocacy on solving identified health budget issues. Health Systems Strengthening • I have been supporting organisations (network members) and district health offices to strengthen health systems especially the hospital advisory committees, community based health care groups (e.g. Support groups, mother care groups)and their linkages. Research and Evidence generation for advocacy • To conduct evidence based advocacy I have been responsible for evidence generation through research on various health issues. Traditionally I have been a lead person in conducting service delivery satisfaction surveys (SDSS) that look at satisfaction with service by service beneficiaries and providers. This is done at national level, selected districts and community levels. The information collected informs planning of health interventions by various stake holders.

Founder and Coordinator

Social Entrepreneurship Community support Program

January 2016 - Today

Social Entrepreneurship Community Support Program (SECSuP) Promotes community social entrepreneurship and attempt to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems. • Laying foundation of the program and resource mobilisation. • Formulation of groups • Training of women and youth groups on SE and Coordinate all activities

Education

University of Malawi Chancellor College

Bachelor of Social Sciences

2007 - 2010

Certification

Bachelor of social sciences degree

Davies Mwachumu