Director, Trade Promotion and Facilitation, Malawi Investment and Trade Center (MITC)
Ms. Cindy Kibombwe is the Director for Trade Promotion and Facilitation at the Malawi Investment and Trade Cente (MITC). Ms. Kibombwe provides leadership, direction, and guidance on trade promotion and facilitation in Malawi, identifies and establishes sectors for export development, and develops export/product development and facilitation strategies. She also implements the National Export Strategy (NES) through promotion of nontraditional (alternative crops to tobacco) and value-added exports.
Before her leadership at MITC, Ms. Kibombwe served as the Director of Programs at Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) where she coordinated the implementation of all civil society advocacy programs in the agriculture sector in Malawi. She also co-chaired the ASWAp Institutional Development and Capacity Building and M&E Technical Working Groups, and participated in Sector Working Group meetings and Joint Sector Reviews.
Ms. Kibombwe served for 5 years as a Senior Project Economist for the National Capacity Building Project funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). She worked as a Research, Policy Analysis, and Advocacy Specialist at Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM). Ms. Kibombwe operated as a Rural Development Officer for Improving Coordination of ASWAp in the Ministry of Agriculture (ICAM) /Food and Nutrition Joint Task Force Project (an EU-funded project), within the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS).