The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is a US$ 24 million competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by the private sector active in Malawi’s agricultural, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme, UK Aid, IFAD via the PRIDE programme, and the Federal Republic of Germany through KFW, the MICF is designed to be a quick, responsive mechanism that is not overly bureaucratic and understands the needs of the private sector.
He brings over 20 years of experience with large corporate agribusiness firms across a number of emerging markets. He's worked in Malawi’s commercial agri-business and manufacturing sectors and has supported the development of new inclusive business models.
Tambulani brings over 11 years of experience of working in the corporate sector – both in the manufacturing and agribusiness sector. He has worked on numerous donor financed projects in both Malawi and Zambia.
He is an Agricultural Economist with experience in value chains and market development; project management; private sector development; international trade and policy analysis. He brings 8 years of experience working in M4P and value chain development projects.
He brings over 20 years of experience of working with international agribusiness and manufacturing firms, and supporting private sector development throughout Africa. He is a leading expert in the management, review and design of Challenge Fund projects.
Kerry has over 20 years of experience working with the private sector combining commercial and development goal – with extensive involvement in the design, implementation and management of challenge funds globally.
He is the Managing Director of Imani Malawi and senior technical advisor to the MICF, bringing over 26 years experience in private sector development and policy engagement in East and Southern Africa.