Julius Ng’oma

Julius Ng’oma is the National Coordinator for Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) in Malawi and has been leading the network since 2014 on major strategic areas of policy research and advocacy; capacity building and information management; networking coordination and collaboration and fund raising and resource mobilization. Mr. Ng’oma leads CISONECC at national level in supporting different climate change and disaster risk management committees such as Joint National Technical Committee on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Malawi (NTCCC); Expert Working Group on Adaptation in Malawi; Core Team for development of the National Adaptation Plan in Malawi; and REDD+ Expert Working Group in Malawi. He has represented CISONECC at International level by serving as an Advisor for Care International Climate Learning and Advocacy for Resilience (CLAR) Platform; Alternate Active Observer to Green Climate Fund representing CSOs in the Global South until December 2019; Member of the Continental Governing Council of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA); focal person for Southern Voices on Adaptation Network in Malawi; and focal person for African Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access (ACSEA) in Southern Africa. Mr. Ng’oma has also been part and parcel of Government of Malawi delegation to the Conference of Parties (CoPs) every year since 2014, supporting Government of Malawi in Adaptation, Loss and Damage and Finance related Negotiations during CoPs including during Subsidiary Body of Implementations (SBIs) and Subsidiary Bodies for Scientific and Technological Advise (SBSTA) Sessions. He has also represented Government of Malawi and Civil Society Organisations in Malawi and in Africa as a delegate in fora such as the African Ministerial Conferences on Environment (AMCEN); Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA); Community Based Adaptation (CBA); Adaptation Futures Conferences; National Adaptation Plan Expos (NAP-Expo); Africa Climate Weeks; Green Climate Fund Board Meetings and Structured Dialogues, among others. Mr. Ng’oma is also an environmental impact assessment and climate change specialist; a social and livelihoods policy analyst and practitioner who has over 10 years of practical experience in programme and strategy development, partnership and support, capacity building, policy research, networking, advocacy and engagements on climate change and disaster risk management. He holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from University of Malawi and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Mzuzu University, Malawi. He was trained by the LEG on development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the National Adaptation Planning (NAPs); and is a certificated trainer, facilitator and a Champion of Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP) in Africa.