Andrew Chalinder

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Andrew Chalinder

Director of Capacity Development Programmes


Andrew started working with Humentum (then Mango) in 2015. As a Consultancy and Projects Manager, he takes the lead on Humentum's capacity building portfolio –  these are “wraparound” projects that include training, consultancy, and recruitment. Unusually for Humentum, Andrew came from a program background and has experience with managing funds and grappling with the finances from that perspective. This is highly relevant to understanding the challenges that clients face.

Andrew has worked with Oxfam, Save the Children, and UNICEF in both the humanitarian and development context. He has worked for short periods in countries in Asia and across Africa and has lived for extended periods in Botswana and South Africa. Immediately before starting with Humentum, Andrew was able to complete a long-held ambition to convert a shambling stone barn into our family home. His back would say otherwise, but it was a thoroughly rewarding experience.

Q + A

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

I’ve travelled widely and seen many beautiful places, but always come back to the wild winter Atlantic coastline of West Wales. Where next? – I would like to go back to New Zealand – South Island this time.

If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

The Blue Crane in Pretoria. The tranquility overlooking the nature reserve in the centre of a busy city made for some happy memories with our young family.