Working with governments, national and international development agencies
Working to advance the sustainable development agenda by embedding environmental solutions in development projects and programs
EnviroSmart Solutions is an environmental consulting company working with governments, national and international development agencies, civil society organisations, academia and private sector institutions to advance the sustainable development agenda by embedding environmental solutions in development projects and programs.
working with governments, national and international development agencies, civil society organisations, academia and private sector institutions.
Working to advance the sustainable development agenda by embedding environmental solutions in development projects and programs.
We are an advisory and consulting company based in Zambia. For our clients, we offer smart environmental solutions in the areas of Environmental Impact Assessment/Strategic Environmental Assessment; Project Design (including baseline studies, implementation, mid-term reviews, terminal evaluations/impact evaluations); and Risk Assessments for projects and programs in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Degradation and Climate Change. Our clients range from governments, UN agencies, the private sector, civil society organisations and academia. We believe in professionalism, client service, fairness and integrity. We seek to develop long - term professional relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
As EnviroSmart Solutions, part of our strength lies in the fact that we are a transdisciplinary team recognising that environmental and sustainable development challenges are multifaceted. We therefore, work together to provide services to clients in the following areas:
Environmental Impact Assessment/Strategic Environmental Assessment.
Baseline studies, implementation, mid-term reviews, terminal evaluations/impact evaluations- projects and programs in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Degradation and Climate Change (mitigation and adaptation).
For projects and programs in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Degradation and Climate Change (mitigation and adaptation).
Policy review and revision is a crucial part of an effective policy and procedure management plan.
Prof. Felix Kalaba
Prof. Felix Kalaba is a climate change and Environment and Development expert. Since 2004, Felix has worked for several national and international organisation engaged in training, project development and implementation. Felix holds a BSc Forestry (Copperbelt University, Zambia), an MSc Forest Science (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and PhD in Environment and Development (Leeds, UK).
Felix Kalaba is an Associate Professor of Environment and Development. He is a socio-ecologist with professional experiences in conducting risks and vulnerability assessments, project development in natural resources management, natural capital accounting, developing tools for screening policies for climate change, developing national implementation plans for policies and strategies, valuation of ecosystem services, biodiversity management plans and conducting environmental and social impact assessments. Felix has hands-on experience in conducting stakeholder consultations at national, regional and community levels to reflect different perspectives and priorities in project designs. Prof. Kalaba has provided consultancy for several organisations among World Bank, UNCCD, FAO, Nature Conservancy of Ghana and governments and non-governmental organisations. Felix's work focuses on integrated landscape management including ecosystem services. Prof. Kalaba has developed manuals for livelihood projects, conducted several baseline studies and monitored and evaluated projects. His work has a strong focus on the delivery of community benefits through integrated natural resources management, policy linkages and implications on the natural resource base.
Dr Andrew Chilombo
Dr Andrew Chilombo is a Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Specialist. Since 2009, he has been working with different institutions (including the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank Group, Adaptation Fund, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, AfDB, REC Caucasus) and NGOs on natural resources management and climate change projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He has professional experience in project development and implementation technical skills, and the ability to build and manage strategic partnerships with development partners in different country contexts.
He has been designing and managing natural resources and climate change-related projects in SSA; mainstreaming them in development strategies and practices by working with international organisations, governments, NGOs and local communities. He has led inter-agency partnerships to develop climate change, biodiversity and land degradation-related projects in SSA. He has hand-on experience in conducting stakeholder consultations at national, regional and community levels to reflect different perspectives and priorities in project designs. He has professional level of written and spoken French and Swahili. Andrew holds a PhD Geography (University of Edinburgh, UK); an MSc Environmental Governance (Freiburg University, Germany); a BSc Agroforestry (Copperbelt University, Zambia); and a BA Philosophy (Urbaniana University, Italy).
Dr Brian P. Mulenga
Dr Brian P. Mulenga holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics, from Oklahoma State University, U.S.A, and is currently Research Fellow at IAPRI. Brian has nearly 10 years of research experience in policy research and analysis most of it in the agricultural, environmental and natural resources and social protection space. Brian's work draws from economic theory, and applies econometrics, statistics, and qualitative methods to demonstrate the agriculture-environment-natural resources nexus and the impact thereof on economic development and rural livelihoods. Brian conducts action-oriented research aimed at enhancing smallholder farmers participation in both domestic and export markets.
Brian's research extends to market risk mitigation mechanisms that are home-grown and tailor-made for smallholder farmers. Brian has led research on climate change and natural resources management in Zambia under USAID's Bureau for Food Security to determine the impact of climate change on smallholder agricultural productivity. Brian has also worked with Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to review and assess the impacts of CDKN's knowledge products on climate change policy and research agenda in Africa. Brian has a traceable peer review publication record and high-level policy presentation. Brian is highly proficient in the use of statistical packages including Stata, R, and SPSS, among others.
Dr Hambulo Ngoma
Dr Hambulo Ngoma is a Research Fellow and Lead, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Lusaka, Zambia.
Hambulo Ngoma is a Development Economist with expertise in agricultural, climate change, environmental and natural resource economics.
His current research and policy engagements span the development-environmental nexus and include sustainable agricultural transformation, climate-smart agriculture, sustainable management of natural resources mainly land and forestry, REDD+, deforestation and climate resilience. Hambulo holds a PhD in Economics from the School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, an MSc in Applied and Agricultural Economics from the University of Malawi and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zambia.
Lilly Milambo Kalaba
Lilly is a chartered accountant. She holds an MSc in Accounting from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and a full ACCA. She has practiced accounting since 2007. Lilly has worked for government, privately owned institutions and NGOs. Lilly served as treasury accountant for AAC mining and as Accountant for Times of Zambia. She has also served as accountant for non-governmental organisations such as Proclamation Institute of Zambia.
Dr Ngawo Namukonde
Dr Ngawo Namukonde a conservation biologist with many years of experience in science and technology. She holds a PhD Animal Ecology and Conservation from the University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany), an MSc Conservation Biology from the National University of Malaysia (Malaysia), and a BSc Biological Sciences from the University of Zambia (Zambia).
Dr Namukonde has worked for the National Science and Technology Council, and for the Zambia Wildlife Authority where she headed the Research Unit for the Kafue Ecosystem.
She currently lectures in the School of Natural Resources, Copperbelt University (CBU) in Zambia. Also, she coordinates activities of the International Research School of the CBU African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining. Her research focuses on biodiversity conservation, and on the effects of environmental factors that act upon the various components and processes of biodiversity. She has competencies in ecological research, impact assessments, project management, monitoring and evaluation, protected area planning, and policy formulation. She has led studies including: ecological limitations for establishment of community conservancies; wildlife tourism facilities; assessment of Machiya-Fungulwe Game Management Area; Management Plans for Mumbwa, Mufunta and Chibwika-Ntambo Game Management Areas; and environmental and social impact assessments of various development projects.
Professional developmentAs EnviroSmart Solutions, we realise that we work in developing countries where the need for capacity development cannot be overemphasized. We strongly believe in capacity development of young researchers and development practitioners. We therefore, have an internship program to welcome students in the fields of our core business to work with us.