Nzovwa Banda

2021 Fellow from Zambia

Nzovwa Banda has more than 10 years of work experience, mostly with not-for-profit organizations in Zambia. Currently, Nzovwa is a finance and administration lead at the Margaret Musondo Mwape Foundation, where she works on programs aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable women and children in Zambia. She has also been involved in mentorship programs for youth and women. Nzovwa is co-founder of the Copperbelt Innovation and Technology Limited, tech start-up and incubator, and of VillageSavers Limited, a company that provides tech-based financial solutions to village banking groups and small and medium enterprises in Zambia. Nzovwa holds a licentiate certificate from the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. She earned a bachelor's degree (with honors) in Business Studies, a postgraduate international diploma in Project Management, and a Master of Business Administration. She is currently pursuing a Master of Development Studies. Nzovwa presented a paper on the governance of diversity at a regional conference organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. From the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, she hopes to create networks that will lead to fruitful collaborations aimed at bettering the lives of the vulnerable and collaborations aimed at promoting financial literacy, especially for women.

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