Hastings Chikoko is the Regional Director for Africa at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He serves on the Advisory Board of African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town). He is currently an executive scholar in cities at the London School of Economics (LSE Cities).
His work with local authorities started at the City of Blantyre and later at the Ministry of Local Government in Malawi. Prior to joining C40, Hastings had a long career with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa and Switzerland; including being the Regional Director (ad Interim) for East and Southern Africa and Head of IUCN in South Africa.
He has also been one of the International Development Research Center’s (IDRC) African Mentors for policy think-tanks in Africa; and a member of the Regional Technical Committee for the Global Water Partnership (Southern Africa).