Jones Ntaukira

Jones is Flame Tree's Country Coordinator for Malawi. As a child, Jones wanted to be either a doctor or an economist, but at age 13 something happened that changed his trajectory. He burnt down his family's grass thatch kitchen while helping his mother prepare dinner over the open fire they used for lighting. It was a nightmare to see that little hut and everything inside that his parents had worked so hard for burn down right before his eyes.

That incident has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Now Jones is dedicated to bringing affordable electricity to his village and as many others as he can reach so that such accidents do not happen again. He co-founded Zuwa Energy, a business that provides home solar solutions. Jones graduated from Mzuzu University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and received his Masters in Entrepreneurship at the Malawi University of Science and Technology in 2019. Jones lives with his wife and their son in Lilongwe.