Elizabeth Emmanuel Mwambulukutu

2019 Fellow from Tanzania

Elizabeth Mwambulukutu is a seasoned communications practitioner and an award-winning visual artist who draws on her experience with pan-African development initiatives and championing the socioeconomic empowerment of youth and women. Her experience spans rural development, agriculture, business environment reforms, youth empowerment, and the creative economy in Africa. As an African narrative activist, Elizabeth founded Elle Emmanuel, a platform where she applies art as an instrument for shaping her community in Tanzania and breaking societal barriers. Elizabeth is a 2019 Fellow of the Young and Emerging Leaders Project, an initiative of the LéO Africa Institute, and vice curator for Global Shapers Arusha Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Africa Communications Week named her as one of the Top 30 Communications Professionals to follow in Africa, and Swahili Fashion Week recognized her as the first female recipient of the Photographer of the Year Award. A 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, Elizabeth uses the partnerships, knowledge, and skills gained from the Fellowship to strengthen her community’s participation in and ownership of the new wave of Africa’s transformation agenda, which she hopes will unlock more opportunities for Africans both now and in the future.

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