Seeds of Opportunity and Northern Alliance Financing Corporation Ltd, Malawi
Dumisani Chirambo is an alumina of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), University of Brighton (UK) and Climate-KIC (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). Dumi is a dynamic applied researcher, social entrepreneur and environmental law expert with a keen interest in global and local governance architectures for climate change and climate finance. Dumi has published extensively on the various policies and institutional and social innovations that State and Non-State Actors can develop in-order to effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Dumi is also passionate about promoting climate change entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa as a means for reducing vulnerability, urban poverty, gender inequality, social exclusion and youth unemployment. To this effect, he has developed several innovative projects and frameworks across various sectors such as the Malawi Microfinance-Climate Finance Project which was shortlisted for the 2014 UNDP MDG Carbon Climate Finance Innovation Award; the Kukolola Agribusiness Innovation Hub (KAIH); and the Transforming Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns through Youth Wage Subsidies Programme which was endorsed by UNEP’s 10-year framework (10YFP) Sustainable Lifestyles and Education (SLE) Programme. Dumi also developed the “Polycentric Infrastructure and Community Development Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Transitions (PICD-SUT)” framework to improve the framing and implementation of SDG 11 (make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) and SDG 12 (ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns). Dumi and Seeds of Opportunity with support from the One Planet Network Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme are currently implementing a project in Malawi to demonstrate the impacts that the PICD-SUT framework can have on the policies and urban development patterns of Malawian cities. Dumi intends to establish The Centre for Climate Change Capacity Building through Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (C4B) in Malawi.
- Enhancing Climate Change Resilience through Microfinance: Redefining the Climate Finance Paradigm to Promote Inclusive Growth in Africa. Journal of Developing Societies 33(1), 1-24. 2017. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0169796X17692474
- Moving Past the Rhetoric: Policy Considerations that can make Sino-African Relations to improve Africa’s Climate Change Resilience and the Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Advances in Climate Change Research, 7(4), 253-263. 2016. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674927816300259
- The Climate Finance and Energy Investment Dilemma in Africa: Lacking Amidst Plenty. Journal of Developing Societies, 30 (4), 415-440. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0169796X14545581
- Increasing the value of climate finance in an uncertain environment: Diaspora financial resources as a source of climate finance for Sub-Saharan Africa. AIMS Environmental Science, 4(6), 730-742. 2017. http://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/environmental/environ-04-00730.pdf
- Managing Conflict through Private Sector Action on the Growth-Climate-Peace Nexus: A New Microfinance Paradigm for sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Conflict and Integration, 2(2), 76-108. 2018.
- Leaving No-One Behind: Improving Climate Change and Entrepreneurship Education in Sub-Saharan Africa Through E-Learning and Innovative Governance Systems. In: Azeiteiro U., Leal Filho W., Aires L. (eds) Climate Literacy and Innovations in Climate Change Education. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham. 2018 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-70199-8_3
- Towards the achievement of SDG 7 in sub-Saharan Africa: Creating synergies between Power Africa, Sustainable Energy for All and climate finance in order to achieve universal energy access before 2030. Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 94, 600-608. 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032118304623
- Climate Finance as a Catalyst for Initiating an African Green Revolution to Enhance Drought Resilience: Policy Prospects and Challenges. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Handbook of Climate Change Resilience. Springer, Cham. 2018. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-71025-9_105-1