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 and the Global Supervisory Council/Board of Wetlands International. He is currently a member of the Institute of Business Advisors – Southern Africa (IBASA). With a postgraduate degree in Cities from the London School of Economics (LSE), his work with local governments 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 IDRC African Mentors for policy think-tanks in Africa, a member of the Regional Technical Committee for the Global Water Partnership; a Board Member for Africa World Heritage Fund, and Advisory Board Member for the Responsible Business Forum.
Besides an MSc in Cities from LSE, he also holds an MSc in Strategic Management (University of Derby, UK) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Diplomacy – specialising in Green Economy (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and a BSc in Economics (University of Malawi)