Flame Tree Initiative

Social Entrepreneurship for African Development

The Flame Tree Initiative partners with African universities to foster scalable, socially-minded businesses that accelerate regional change. We believe that training, mentoring and launching development enterprises -- businesses that confront global development challenges -- is a potent way to contribute to the new, innovative era in Africa.

Dr. Mavuto Tembo



Dr. Mavuto Tembo is the member of Flame Tree Initiative in Malawi. He is also a Deputy Dean for Mzuzu University’s Faculty of Environmental Sciences where he serves a variety of posts including directing post-graduate programs. He first became interested in FTI because he sees opportunities for business coaching in Malawians because they have all what it takes to be entrepreneurs but are lacking access to guidance. The central idea of the Flame Tree Initiative is in line with Mavuto’s aspirations of promoting entrepreneurship in University education. He believes that ‘his life should be a benefit to many lives’. We must all live for this. What are you doing to make meaning in somebody’s life?