Stanlake Samkange serves as the Director of the Policy, Programme and Innovation Division of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a position he assumed on 1 February 2013.  From April 2011 to January 2013, he served as Regional Director for East and Central Africa, WFP’s largest regional bureau accounting for over 36% of WFP’s total operations.

In 2013 he was a speaker at plenary panel "Global Governance" (May, 3rd).