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A development consultancy in Zambia

RuralNet Associates Company Profile
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Monitoring & Evaluation
RuralNet has accumulated an impressive track record of providing well received deliverables in this area. Areas covered have tended to include the following aspects of M&E: (i) Designing and assessing

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RuralNet Associates Limited presently has more than 23 professional staff as well as 7 support staff. In addition, RuralNet has 10 programme staff working

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Business Development
The primary focus of RuralNet Associates Limited is facilitating sustained improvement in order to foster the livelihood and wellbeing of the country’s population, mainly

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Key Areas of Focus and Experience

RuralNet Associates Limited has considerable experience in various development disciplines. The key areas of focus include:

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Our Team

RuralNet boasts a diverse team of professionals in various fields!

Taonga Mwale


Jacob Chisha

Lead Consultant

Kelvin Munjile

Researcher, Field Coordinator

John Kunda

Lead Consultant, Human Development & Social Protection
Jacob Sikazwe Chisha

Jacob Sikazwe Chisha

Lead Consultant

Jacob is a Development Practitioner with over 30  years post graduate experience. He has a successful hands-on track record of managing development projects/programmes including the EU/Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) Microprojects Programme and the World Bank/GRZ Social Investment Fund (ZAMSIF). Jacob has wide experience in capacity development  for sustainable development at the regional, district and sub-district levels. He has worked as facilitator of processes and application of participatory methods in rural development including participatory monitoring and evaluation. Jacob has worked and lived in Central, Northern and Southern Provinces of Zambia and has travelled extensively to all the regions of Zambia.  In the last 5 years Jacob has conducted extensive quantitative, qualitative and mixed research  climate change, social protection and impact evaluation with a wide range of actors and stakeholders. Jacob has  in the recent past built and refreshed his skills and knowledge base in sustainable development by attending short intensive courses with some top ranked international universities and multilateral institutions in subjects including: sustainable development, managing risk for development, water policy and climate change.

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