Jones Ntaukira, Malawian serial entrepreneur, business coach and trainer, co-founded Empower Projects, a social enterprise focused on supporting rural entrepreneurs to create self-reliant communities through access to finance, sustainable technologies and capacity building.
Jones is also the confounding CEO of Zuwa Energy Limited, a solar tech startup specialized in pay-as-you go solar home systems for both on-grid and off-grid communities.
He is a SEED certified trainer in social and environmental enterprise development and has been an in-country advisor and mentor for SEED Award winners in Malawi since 2013. SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy.
Jones initially worked in the forestry export manufacturing industry as a production supervisor. However, he was eager to switch to business and social entrepreneurship for which he felt more inclined. The idea of starting a business became more evident with time. He quit his job and started pursuing new opportunities, founding 3 successful ventures along the way.