Sililo Agness Musutu
History: Young Expert at WNF - Zambia
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9
Position after YEP
Technical Support Officer at WWF Zambia
As the Young Expert Professional for WWF- Zambia Freshwater Team, I was working on the Free-Flowing/Living Rivers and Water Reserves projects in the Zambezi River Basin. I provided support for the technical component of identifying Water Reserves and Free-Flowing Rivers in the Zambezi River Basin. I provided technical support in lobbying for Water Reserves and Free-Flowing Rivers at National and local level in Zambia.
Integrated Water Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Aquaculture Engineering, Research, Miradi,and Stakeholder/community engagement.
Education: MPhil in Integrated Water Management from Monash University in South Africa, 2016
Experience before YEP
During my Master’s study (March 2014 - April 2016):
- I served as the Postgraduate Forum secretary and then chairperson in 2014.
- I was also a research assistant for the Water Research Node from 2015 -2016. Much of my research was focused on gaining an understanding of fisheries governance on the Kafue floodplain fishery in Zambia to provide insights into why regulation of access and use of the resource was effective at some fishing camps and not others. I then suggested how effectiveness of governance systems for the fishery might be improved.
- In my spare time, I volunteered to take part in community outreach programs run by the Community Engagement Department at Monash South Africa.