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Enver Mapanda
General Manager Forestry , Private Sector
Harare, Zimbabwe
With 20 years in forestry industry management, Enver has worked for 5 multinational companies in 4 different countries. Currently a General Manager at Green Resources AS, where Enver manages 41k hectares with 110k m³ annual harvest. Enver has managed the complete value chain, certification budgeting, strategic, tactical planning and finance.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Green Resources, Lichinga Mozambique,
January 2021 to Current
General Manager
• Responsible for the entire aspects of business that is Human Resources, Environment, Social, Governance, Finance and the whole forest values chain of an annual budget of USD 5million, 42,000ha of forest plantation, 110,000m3 / year of forest products, 200 own workers, 700 contractor workers, 10 contractors and 15 SME millers and 38 communities.
• Developed and penetrated local and export markets for the first forest crop harvested. Where s45,000m3 / year of sawlogs, 40,000m3 poles and pillar logs / year, and secured 1,000,000 trees for resin tapping within 6 months.
• Developed and implemented an outsourcing model for forest operations thereby reducing overheads by 50%, enhancing operational efficiency by 40% and supporting 10 SMEs, including two led by women. This was accompanied by implementation of 100% evidence-based contractor payment system.

Global-woods Ag, Kikonda, Uganda
Dec 2019 – Dec 2020
Head of Forestry and Operations
• Responsible for the entire aspects of business that is Human Resources, Environment, Social, Governance, Finance, and the whole forest values chain of an annual budget of USD 3million, 13,000ha of forest plantation, 40,000m3 / year of forest products, 60 own workers, 400 contractor workers, 7 contractors and 8 communities.
• Led a "Timber Processing Startup,” and market development by using contractors who had no school fees to pay and had resources and experience in harvesting and milling thereby achieving, 45% mill recovery rate and exporting 8,000m3 of timber /year, improved cashflow by 60% and revenue by 100%, pay for work done by 100% and not attendance,

April 2019 – November 2019
Operations and Sales Manager
• Improved harvesting recovery from 60% to 90% through better harvesting system and training and sustainable utilization of wood waste by chips production infield and at mill
• My responsibilities encompass managing forest development, harvesting, saw milling, sales, wood chipping production and resin tapping, Sales, and marketing.

Border Timbers Ltd, Mutare, Zimbabwe
January 2012 – January 2019
Forestry Technical Manager
• Led the "Forest Management System" project enabling activity-based budgeting and monitoring, enhancing data accuracy to 95% and GIS mapping on a scale of 48,000 hectares, resulting in 100% accurate purchase orders at a click and future volume prediction from months to minutes.
• Responsible for all aspects for forest technical.

Africa Timber and Farming Company, Gurue, Mozambique
June 2010 – December 2011
Plantation Development Manager
• Secured land, resulting in 77% of 105,000 hectares obtaining permanent leases, crucial for long-term project viability and set up species trial to enable site species matching for commercial deployment.

Merensky, Mthatha, South Africa
July 2007 – May 2010
Plantation Manager
• Responsible for all plantation operation for an FSC certified forest on 8,000ha, managing I100 workers, 3 contractors, 400 contractor workers where labor productivity was improved from 30% to over 100%.

United Nation Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Harare, Zimbabwe
July 2006 – May 2007
GIS Officer
• Responsible for GIS and remote sensing data development, processing, analysis and spatial modeling for risks such as floods, drought, and thematic mapping: for 6 government departments
• Certificate in Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration & Sustainable Use (Non-Credit), Yale University. USA, June 2022 – May 2023
• Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management, Michigan State University, USA, September 2018 – May 2019
• MSc Geo-information Science and Earth Observation Science: Specialisation: Planning and Coordination of Natural Resources, University of Twente - International Institution of Geo-information and Earth Observation, Netherlands, September 2001 – March 2003
• Master of Wood Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, January 1997 - February 1999
• Graduate Diploma in Forest Industries, University of Melbourne, Australia, January 1996 - December 1996
• BSc Hons Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, March 1990 - November 1992
Affiliations and Achievements:
•Represent the Timber Producers Federation on REDD+ forums and seminars within and outside Zimbabwe
Only female at executive level for the 4 companies I worked for in a male dominated companies.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Shona
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