Mupangi S.

Project Management, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Financial Resource Mobilization, Value Chain & Market Development and Climate Change Strategy Expert

Master's DegreeUniversity of Cape Town

Zimbabwe

Summary

Male, Married, Christian, Light vehicle driver Mupangi is a seasoned agribusiness practitioner with techno-professional experience spanning for more than twelve (12) years. Some of his past roles include grant/sub grant and project management, value-chain development and market linkage, capacity building (program team skills training), policy research & advocacy, business development (fund raising, proposal writing and project proposal appraisal) as well as project support function - which pertains to human resources and grantee compliance concerns. He has spent the last eight (8) years in the development sector providing business advisory services and program management oversight to multilateral developmental initiatives involving civic organizations, government and the private sector. In both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors he has worked with more than sixty (60) large corporates, small-to-medium-sized enterprises and one hundred (100+) entrepreneurs. Support has been rendered to firms at various stages of business growth; from ideation, through incubation and early growth. Mupangi has been involved in the designing and implementation of wide-ranging economic integration interventions, mostly with a market and financial inclusion thrust for poor communities. His richly diverse programmic background has helped to sharpen his analytical, interpersonal, people, leadership, research, and communication, reporting & facilitation skills. The candidate is a resourceful problem solver, a team player, and given the opportunity he will lead from the front. Prior to joining the development sector, the candidate spent four (4) on a large commercial mixed farm working as a farm manager. ACQUIRED AREA-SPECIFIC SKILLS ◦ Human Resources Management - Programmic and Support Teams ◦ Business Advisory Services (Tailor-made TA support for partners) ◦ SME and Entrepreneurship Development ◦ Business Development Donor Mapping and Proposal Writing) Past program design work includes the EU's Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Program (ZAGP) (2016), World Bank's Green Climate Fund (GCF) Concept Note Writing (2017 & 2018) as well as designing of the UKAID funded Agro Initiative Zimbabwe (AIZ) Business Plan Competition (2013) ◦ Multilateral Relationship Management including Donors & multiple Implementing Partners (working in Consortia) Stakeholder and government ◦ Sustainable Agricultural concepts including Agro-forestry and Integration of Agro & forestry concepts ◦ Market Studies for sustainable agricultural development (e.g. Value Chain Analysis including supporting functions, Sector Studies & Industry Strategic Plans) ◦ Grant Management (donor compliance and Sub grant Administration) ◦ Donor reporting financial & narrative - for USAID, UKAID, NDUNA Foundation and Irish AID ◦ Rural finance mobilization (grants and loans) ◦ Market inclusion for poor communities (local value addition, and out grower & offtake models) ◦ Crosscutting Issue mainstreaming including Climate Change And Gender ◦ Training & Capacity enhancement (Institutional, Business, Crop & livestock Husbandry, Gender, and Climate Change Issues) ◦ Project Cycle Management (Planning, Appraisal and Implementation) ◦ Program M & E System design and roll out ◦ Climate change Adaptation/Mitigation Technologies ◦ Policy Analysis and Advocacy (Trade & Marketing, Agricultural Gender and Climate Change) ◦ Value Chain Development & Market Linkage (Contract Farming & Input Marketing Promotion) ◦ Agric. Extension Service Support ◦ Business & Operational Turnaround Strategies ◦ Field Operations and logistics ◦ Agricultural Education Curriculum development ◦ Organic & Conventional farming) ◦ Financial inclusion (Revolving Loan Fund Schemes and Internal Savings and Lending groups) ◦ Set up & administer Mobile Agriculture (ICT) platforms for farmer credit rating, and access to market, production and weather information

Experience

  • development
  • private sector development
  • agricultural financing
  • agricultural technology
  • farming / crops
  • zimbabwe
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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