Celebrating Our Team on Labor Day

At 140+ employees spread out across 6 different sites in Zambia, we are lucky to have an incredible team who is on a mission to make forest conservation valuable to people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Community Forests Program implemented by BCP.  So today on Labor Day, we want to celebrate the hard work done by our team and learn why they like working for BCP.

 

Name: Gilli Cheelo

Office: Lusaka

What do you do at BCP? I am a GIS and Remote Sensing Technician

What do you like about working for BCP? I like being part of a company that is mitigating against adverse climate change in the world.

What is your favorite part of your job? The best part is setting up an enterprise database system for the organization using open source software

 

Name: Yvonne Mtumbi

Office: Lusaka

What do you do at BCP? Business Development Coordinator

What do you like about working for BCP? I like the fact that I am part of a bigger effort to address deforestation issues in Zambia

What is your favorite part of your job? I enjoy working closely with local community members

 

Name: Clancy Mkhandawire

Office: Mfuwe

What do you do at BCP? Finance Assistant

What do you like about working for BCP? I like the work we are doing for the communities to protect the forest. I also really like our team here. We have become close and they are like a second family to me.

What is your favorite part of your job? I really like working with the vendors meeting with with them and learning about what they do and how we can help.

Name: Bwalya Chanda Zimba

Office: Lusaka

What do you do at BCP?  I’m the Accounts Payables Officer

What do you like about working for BCP? Everyone has a place in the company. The owners and managers know it’s our company as much as theirs. They care about us and help us grow by striving to teach us new skill sets and appreciate us. We can see that every day

What is your favorite part of your job? The work I do every day makes a difference to our community. I know when I go home at the end of the day, I truly did something meaningful and important.

 

Name: Gilbert Chiseni

Office: Rufunsa Conservancy

What do you do at BCP? I am a Logistics Technician / driver

What do you like about working for BCP? I like the spirit of teamwork we have with government and communities towards protecting thier natural resources. Also as the oldest Logistics Technician I like that BCP is an equal opportunity employer.

What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of the job is assisting with anti-poaching deployments and working with Community Scouts.

 

Name: Michael Mwelwa

Office: Lusaka

What do you do at BCP? I am the Communications Officer

What do you like about working for BCP? It is a pleasure to work for a company that is growing in the right direction and making a difference for the local communities we work with in Zambia.

What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of the job is interacting with community members in remote places, as well as meeting them and learning how they live.

 

This blog is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of BCP and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

 

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