He has worked in eight Sub-Saharan African countries, in organisations and rural communities through his position as lead consultant for the W. K. Kellogg Africa Programme and in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute in South Africa. His primary involvement was developing people and consequently impacting on socio-economic transformation. He is able to engage people with programmes that promote their standard of living in sustainable ways. In such engagements, he utilises a combination of knowledge economy; transformational leadership; and change management principles and most important always aware of the community agendas and aligning those to programme delivery.
Emmanuel has been active In the CSIR REEDiSA project at the Tshipakoni Agriculture School and Nesengani Irrigation Scheme aimed at developing Infopreneurs (information entrepreneurs) as community change agents and building a model farm with an incubator, where agriculture-learners do their practicals and small farmers share and learn and are supported to grow their agriculture business supported by Infopreneurs. The project is characterised by empowering learners and survey-selected smallholder farmers with practical skills in agriculture business and management practices. To select farmers he developed questionnaires and conducted the surveys which collected quality data which has been captured into datasets. The project recruited Infopreneurs from the community to train them as change agents. The incubator provides business centre services and training to learners and smallholder farmers and supports them with agriculture business services to build strong value chains.
Emmanuel is involved in the Centro de Agronegócio (Centre of Agribusiness) in Chimoio Mozambique. This is a Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique project sponsored by the Italian Cooperation. Housed in CEPAGRI, the Center of Agribusiness which was established to create current and reliable information and knowledge datasets of agriculture trends and tendencies in Manica and Sofala, built around a “human centred development” strategy imbued with life and business skills to support the drive of “development through enterprise” that revitalizes the respective rural economy.