Paul Nkumbula

2016 Fellow from Zambia

Paul Nkumbula has more than 10 years’ experience in project coordination and management at the rural and national levels. Currently, Paul is the finance and administrative manager at the Centre for Environment Justice, ensuring that rural communities in Zambia have alternative sources of livelihood, access to alternative energy sources, climate-smart agricultural techniques, and access to clean and affordable water. Paul also volunteers with the Luapula Provincial Chapter of the Zambia-USA Alumni Association, where he mentors communities and takes part in community service work. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He is committed to enhancing his career in accounting and finance so that he can foster national development. Rural communities remain at the heart of his work while he moves toward enhancing policy implementation at the national level. Paul credits the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which he received in 2016, with shaping his career as a leader and introducing him to national and international platforms that increase the influence of his work.

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