Vitumbiko Chinoko

Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator, Climate Change and Food Security, Southern Africa Region, CARE International and Co-chair to the InsuResilience Gender Working Group.

Vitumbiko Chinoko is a policy expert with a focus on food security, nutrition and climate change with 13 years of work experience. He has designed and implemented a number of projects and worked with affected communities in Malawi. His expertise includes policy analysis and influence, partnership management, gender mainstreaming, multilateral engagement and project management.

He holds a Master Business Administration (MBA) with majors in Corporate Strategy and International Marketing. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Geography and Rural Development). He represents global civil society in the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) where and chairs Gender Technical Working Group. He is also chair of the CAADP Non-State Actors Coalition Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group.

Vitumbiko has developed policy analysis papers which have been used for climate and disaster risk financing. He coordinated the analysis of Nutrition investment for nine countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region, namely: Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Following the report, he facilitated the design of a campaign called #3n3, which calls on governments, NGOs and the private sector to commit 3 per cent of the annual budget to nutrition in three years.

Currently, Vitumbiko is coordinating advocacy and partnerships activities on food, nutrition and climate change in Southern Africa for CARE International. He supports country offices to engage in Pan-African and Global processes on food, nutrition and climate change. He is also supporting country offices and partners in their preparations for the Nutrition for Growth Summit.