Nachilala Nkombo
Nachilala Nkombo

The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia has named Nachilala Nkombo as its new Country Director.

Ms. Nkombo joins the conservation giant from the One Campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa where she was serving as Deputy Director for Africa.

Her role with WWF Zambia commenced on 11th January 2018.

This is according to a statement released by WWF Zambia Head of Communications and Marketing Eneya Phiri.

Frederick Kumah, Director of WWF Africa said “Ms. Nkombo comes to WWF with a wealth of leadership experience in international development. She was an exceptional candidate out of a pool of remarkable aspirants.”

“Ms. Nkombo is someone with demonstrated leadership credentials, a proven fundraiser and campaigner and a natural communicator who has great enthusiasm and passion for conservation and development. We are confident that she will spearhead the delivery of game changing conservation-driven development on behalf of the people of Zambia. From the entire WWF network, I wish to welcome Ms. Nkombo to WWF.”

Nachilala Nkombo has over 10 years management proficiency across various organizations where she successfully led a number of national and international policy reform initiatives.

Her leadership expertise covers a range of sustainable development policy areas.

Most recently she successfully led partnerships with the Africa Union, the African Development Bank, civil society and governments of Benin, Nigeria, Niger, South Africa, Mali, Senegal and Zambia focused on agriculture, nutrition health and land reform and investments.

Ms. Nkombo said, “I am excited to return to Zambia and honoured to lead WWF Zambia at such an important time when the country has geared itself to achieve its 2030 development goals. As a nation, we are facing several threats to the sustainability of our precious natural resources, I therefore look forward to working with our partners on initiatives that promote the sustainable use and protection of our country’s resources for the benefit of people and nature.”

Ms. Nkombo will lead the WWF Zambia team in implementing the new country conservation strategy that focuses on supporting the Zambian government deliver its 2030 growth and development goals as articulated in the 7th National Development Plan.

As a global thought leader, Ms. Nkombo is a member of the Malabo-Montpellier panel as well the Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2018 global food security report.

She is a Zambian national with a degree in Economics from the University of Zambia and a Master’s degree in public policy from Germany.

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28 COMMENTS

    • Congratulations Nachilala. It’s good you are coming back to work in your country. We need seriousness in our approach to conservation work especially of our wildlife which is being depleted at a fast rate.

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    • Is this a deserving appointment are there are vested interests somewhere by someone, we’ll wait to see a scandal soon like the one that went viral to do with the Mwanawasa brothers.

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    • These are the ladies we want to hear about. Not noise makers who claim to have PHDs but their writing is at variance with a PHD holder. Nachilala, we are all in support of your achievement apart from a few ……………….

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  1. Congratulations. This is what we need. Zambians coming to work in Zambia not unqualified Indians in the name of expatriates.

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  2. Congratulations Nachi.

    This is what Zambia needs. We are watching your steps. We want you to be the running mate to HH when he forms government in 2026.

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  3. Congrats Nachi…welcome back home….very proud of your achievements young lady. You have worked very hard from the days of the Zimbabwean organization called American Friends. Well done, twalisumpula mulombe…

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  4. Hearty felicitations. We are proud of you Nachilala. I salute you and wish you a successful tour of duty.

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  5. Am sure you know by now that there are women who cant afford to see there friend going higher – Mushota for example. As you begin this journey in WWF, please ignore them and dont pay attention to their stupidity. Dont feel discouraged

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  6. while sparka lilo are busy insulting president. hair is even turn grey and high bp.

    he he he watit for 2031. u5 is till young .

    he is your only hope.

    Congrats girl . keep it up. Dont listern to bitters souls. Am they expected to reject the POST alas

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  7. Congratulations Nachilala. We are proud of you and please continue with the good work you are doing. Being recognised by such a highly respected international organisation like the WWF is no simple matter. I take it that Mushota means it to be a joke when she says she doesn’t like you. Why should she not like you? However, if she is serious, just ignore her. And whether Nachilala is Gary Nkombo’s sister or daughter is neither here nor there. The fact is she is a Zambian and she is making Zambia proud.

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  8. Congratulations Nachilala! You are joining a good team. We have been following WWF alot recently in the media – a good organization doing great work. Well done.

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