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.

Melvin Kadewere

Melvin

Melvin Kristofer Kadewere is a versatile, deeply driven management professional with visible achievements in territory management, sales and marketing development. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Biblical Studies from African Bible College in Lilongwe, and a Master's in International Management from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is an ardent believer in servant leadership and a team player with a proven track record of performance in sales productivity, customer relationship management, market development and client account management. Melvin came to Flame Tree through a desire to volunteer his time to a cause that he deeply believed in. He has gifted Flame Tree with his commitment to building the kind of trust and personal relationships that are necessary to creating a thriving mentorship network in Malawi.

Melvin's equally brilliant wife, Tawonga Tembo, is a graduate of the 2015 DELab. Before Melvin got old he was really good at basketball.