Bestone NfumuZambia (Org: ECPAT Zambia)
Bestone Banda is the founder of Ubuchingo DCI Zambia and the Executive Director at ECPAT Zambia. Bestone has a degree in Mass Communication, and he also studied Diplomatic Practice, Protocol and Public Relations. He is a child rights activist with over 19 years of experience in the children’s sector. Bestone Banda dreams of a world where children’s rights are respected and upheld. He is an expert in advocacy and people management. His name is associated with campaigns to end child sexual exploitation and child labor, and provide children with mental health and protection. He has participated in the formulation of national policies and laws such as the Zambia National Child Policy, the Zambia Child Participation Policy, the Child Safeguarding Framework and the Child Code Bill. Most recently, Bestone has been working on his mobilization and advocacy skills to make his organization more proactive. Bestone is also a passionate broadcaster and host of “The Right Joint” on One Love Radio. He is an accomplished musician with a number of albums to his name.
Marvin NgosaZambia (Org: PATH Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access)
Marvin Ngosa is an IT Specialist with extensive experience in Information Technology and particularly within the Health Industry. He has over 10 years of experience within the IT field and of which 7 years have been spent working in a number of International NGOs holding various Technical positions. He is currently serving as Regional Systems Administrator – East & Southern Africa at PATH. His career started off just after graduating from college with his first appointment in the then prominent mining giant in Zambia (KCM). Marvin has an Associate’s degree in Information Systems from Northrise University and holds other professional certificates. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from Atlantic International University. Marvin has always been passionate about promoting good health and a green environment through technology and is a champion for promoting the use of technology for health care workers to foster development and innovation in the health sector. He has been a key player in implementing robust health systems within Zambia’s ministry of Health. His interest mainly lies in developing cloud-based information systems that transform problems into innovative solutions or services.
Lombe Tembo is a Zambian economist and development practitioner with seven years of experience in youth development work. She has a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia and the University of Lusaka respectively. Lombe currently manages projects for Restless Development, a youth-led development agency that supports young people to become leaders. She previously managed projects for Circus Zambia, a social enterprise that engages young people from vulnerable backgrounds to bring about social change through performance arts. She had previous engagements with the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders program where she was involved in the selection of young leaders and youth-led organizations that have a positive impact on their communities and ensure that they received recognition and support on a global level. Lombe has advocated for the youth engagement in the developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals. This engagement is as a part of the youth governance and accountability task team, an initiative spearheaded by Restless Development, Action Aid, the British Youth Council, and Plan International. Lombe is very passionate about international development, particularly within the areas of youth and women empowerment.
Chilochibi ChizibaZambia (Host: Solstice)
Chilochibi Chiziba is a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) enthusiast, Bachelor of Arts Economics with Demography (minor) holder from the University of Zambia. He has worked in RM&E related positions for about 4 years in different organizations including Jhpiego, Concern Worldwide, and the United Nations Economic commission for Africa. While working for these organization, He worked on projects focused on, socioeconomic development, gender based violence, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal and Child Health. Immediately after graduating in 2015, he earned an internship with the United Nations Economic commission for Africa where his work involved supporting the Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa in carrying out policy research, analytical studies and advocacy to promote economic and social development. After completing the six months internship, he joined Concern Worldwide where he supported routine monitoring, impact evaluation and overall learning component of projects to facilitate implementation, performance assessment, identifying appropriate actions for strengthening performance of humanitarian responses and development approaches. From 2016, Chilochibi has been supporting the Zambia Ministry of health in areas including HIV/AIDS, malaria, cervical cancer, reproductive, maternal and child health through data systems and research while working at Akros and Jhpiego. In his capacity, he provided technical capacity building in DHIS2/HMIS data use and analysis at all Ministry of Health levels, including provincial, district, and facility levels and led the design, development and implementation of provincial monitoring, evaluation and research systems. This included the development of RM&E plans; implementation of data management and data use systems.
Host Organization: Solstice
Role at Solstice: Chiliochibi will join a team at Solstice working with two Department of Energy awards to implement a new alternative credit metric, increase energy equity, and grow the solar pie – and stand up some of the first low-income community solar projects in the country.
Chewe F. MulengaZambia (Host: Promundo)
Chewe Fredrick Mulenga is a Chevening scholar with over 9 years of experience in business development, project management, advocacy, brand management and programme development. He is passionate about mental health and work regarding Gender and Women issues. He is a member of the African youth Entrepreneurship Society and was Zambia’s representative to the Tokyo International conference on African Development-TICAD. Chewe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Science Degree in Management and International Business from Leeds Business School in the UK.
Host Organization: Promundo
Role at Promundo: At Promundo, Chewe will will be part of a dynamic team and support a wide range of research, program, and advocacy activities related to related to gender and masculinities. Working across\nsectors – health, violence prevention, economic empowerment – Chewe will participate in the development and implementation of gender transformative programming, conduct desk research and qualitative and quantitative analyses as appropriate, and work to effectively disseminate Promundo’s work through written materials, presentations, and partnership building.
Margaret ChambeshiZambia (Host: RestoreNYC)
Margaret is a 33 years old Zambian female citizen born in Kitwe, Zambia. She has 11 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. 3 years of volunteerism and 8 years different positions of full time contracts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from Zambian Open University, Post-graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Cavendish University-Zambia and Diploma in Social Work both from University of Zambia. Margaret works as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning officer for the USAID funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)/DREAMS Initiative based in Choma, Southern Province of Zambia. She supports the organization in ensuring a functional monitoring and evaluation systems. Her main responsibilities are; to ensure data is collected from service delivery points, analyzed and reported according to organizational and donor requirements, data quality audits, identifying success stories for organizational learning. From August 2014 to November 2016 she worked for Women and Law in Southern Africa – Zambia as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Lusaka province. She contributed to Women and Law in Southern Zambia’s mission to contribute to socio-economic, political and legal advancement for women. Achieved through a collaborative, strategic action oriented research in the social and legal field; lobbying for legal reform and policy, changes on laws and practices which discriminate and disadvantage women and children. Her responsibilities were to assist programs with planning, manage programs information systems, conduct reviews of performance against targets, identifying and addressing implementation challenges, documenting lessons learned and most-significant success stories lastly oversee the entire organisational Monitoring and Evaluation system and participate in baseline studies. Margaret has acquired skills in activity scheduling and tracking, design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation plans and Reproductive and Sexual health. Margaret is passionate about women and children’s rights, Gender, HIV/AIDS and Disability issues.
Host Organization: RestoreNYC
Role at Host Organization: Working as an Impact Manager, Margaret will lead Restore’s team in its outcomes model and tracking across client services, housing, and economic empowerment programs. She will refine Restore’s impact infrastructure including manuals and processes, ensure effective implementation of impact activities, and analyze data and communicate results of findings to diverse stakeholders.
Phales MilimoZambia (Host: World Vision International)
Phales has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Zambia. During the time she worked for World Vision as a monitoring and evaluation officer, Phales gained a lot of experience working with the rural communities and programming projects to ensure that they met their goals. She helped vulnerable children with access to education, good health and clean water. She also has led the Sinazongwe area development program in conducting the end of cycle evaluation in which all the project’s’ impacts were assessed against the baseline. When she served as a global health corps fellow in 2014 to 2015, she witnessed how health equity and social justice are possible to achieve. This experience exposed her to public health and has strengthened her leadership skills. Phales has worked on a number of projects ranging from access to sexual reproductive health and rights, to HIV and AIDS, food security, and economic empowerment. She also participated in an early childhood development community sensitization. It addressed developmental delays in children and gave technical support on a Smartcare project which included training health workers in the electronic health system. Phales enjoys interacting with children, conducting presentations, research, report writing and project management.
Host Organization: World Vision International
Role at Host Organization: Phales will help develop a new framework and narrative for World Vision International to decrease vulnerabilities of children, with a special focus on disability inclusion and gender. Her portfolio will include extensive research including literature reviews, environmental scans, position papers, communications and analysis of opportunities to strengthen equality and inclusion through the Sustainable Development Goals.
Julie LwandoZambia (Host: Save the Children)
Julie has six years of work experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Bolton, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Zambia. Julie has worked as Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer for Pact Zambia in Ndola since November 2016. She supported the Zambia Community HIV Prevention project (Z-CHPP) focusing on community HIV prevention. Julie’s main role was ensuring a functional monitoring and evaluation system to catalyze innovative sustainable, accessible and quality health solutions. She supported Implementing Partners to ensure that data was collected from health service delivery points, analyzed and reported, conduct data quality audits, identify success stories for organizational learning, and participated in all research work. From March
2016 to October 2016, Julie worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Lusaka, Zambia for Society for Family Health (Population Services International). Her project portfolio included; Sexual Reproductive Health Initiative for all, Department of Defense, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options and HIV self-testing. From February, 2012 to March, 2016 Julie worked for World Vision Zambia as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Eastern province. She contributed to World Vision Zambia’s mission to work for the poor and oppressed through the implementation of area development programs aimed at enhancing transformational development by reducing poverty and empowering communities. At World Vision, Julie’s project portfolio included Health, HIV/AIDS, Sponsorship, Water and Sanitation, Education, Food Security and Livelihood. Julie has assisted programs with planning, managing information
systems, reviewing performance against targets, identifying and addressing implementation challenges, documenting lessons learned and most significant success stories, report periodically and, oversee research activities, program assessments and designs. Julie has acquired skills in activity scheduling and tracking, design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation plans and, conducting both qualitative and quantitative research.
Julie is interested in development programming, research and policy formulation and implementation to improve development outcomes. She enjoys traveling, site seeing, meeting different people from all walks of life and dancing.
Host Organization: Save the Children
Role at Host Organization: Julie will work with the HIV & TB technical team to support the technical aspects of program implementation. She will assist with program oversight, operations, logistics, and monitoring and evaluation functions and will also support the technical and M&E teams in reviewing program documents/reports and ensuring their timely submission to the relevant quarters. She will also contribute to the development of new proposals, program innovations, knowledge products and various other technical tools and processes.