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Independent experts nominated by country party

Malefetsane John Lepele

First name
Malefetsane John
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Agr/Rural Dev. & Man. Specialist
Rural Development and Management
Telephone number
9 266 314 324
Work experience
- Currently working as a Project Manager for Advisory Project for Household and Building Energy Issues (APHABEI). The goal of the project (funded by GTZ and Government of Lesotho) is to ensure that energy in Lesotho is widely used in an efficient and environmentally sound way. _x000D_
- Has had extensive experience working with government officials, business people, national community groups and international organisations in the areas of training, project planning, implementation and evaluation and policy development. He has three years experience as a Country Liaison Officer for ADF/Lesotho, four years as a Project Manager with US AID Lesotho in the areas of Agriculture, Private Sector Development and Education. Prior to working for US AID, he worked for twelve years in various senior management positions with thew Government of Lesotho which included being the first Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development, the General Manager for the National Abattoir an
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- Master of Science in Management (MSM), Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute, Inc. Cambridge, Mass. USA, 1984_x000D_
- M.Sc., Soil Science, University of Nebraska, USA, 1979_x000D_
- B.Sc., General Agriculture, Western Illinois University, USA, 1976_x000D_
- Diploma, General Agriculture, UBLS, Swaziland, 1974
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Evaluation of Stabex Transfers to Lesotho. Commissioned and funded by EU_x000D_
2. Peri-Urban Water Supply in Lesotho. A Mapping Exercise. For Lesotho's Water and Sewage Authority (WASA). Funded by the World Bank_x000D_
3. A Review of Berea Rural Sanitation Programme. Commissioned and funded by Irish Consulate_x000D_
4. Technical Support for and Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment of Phase 1B of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. UNESCO/UNDP funded_x000D_
5. FINESSE - 'Financing Energy Services for Small Scale Energy Users' Pre-investment investigation, Lesotho Country Study. UNDP/SADC funded
Other activities
- A founder and partner of Sechaba Consultants, a consulting firm in the areas of Socio-economics, Project Evaluations, Rural Development, Agriculture and Business management_x000D_
- Carrying out private consultancy work and managing own business enterprise selling various farm supplies
Organisation name
Ministry of Agriculture, Lesotho
Organisation city
Organisation country