Mulemwa Moongwa, National Coordinator, Financial Literacy Campaign, has been appointed as Senator to the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Moongwa represents Zambia in the Global Woman Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly.
Mulemwa Moongwa was born to be a lawyer, and from her earliest days, she envisioned her life in the courtroom, even using her gap year after high school to intern at the International Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania and later enrolling in university to study Law. Before pursuing a career in law, a chance encounter working for a learning centre resulted in discovering her true calling of working with people. Education and technology are the greatest equalisers of our time, and Mulemwa has used both to bring about change. Mulemwa is a co-founder of TopFloor a world-class learning and development facility in her hometown of Lusaka. Through her efforts and by partnering with the Central Bank, she introduced a financial literacy campaign in 2013. Today this initiative has grown into an award-winning multi-stakeholder project that brings together government, civil society and the private sector and that today serves as a financial inclusion standard for the region and beyond. Mulemwa was instrumental in re-introducing the JCI movement in Zambia as a way to promote active citizenship among young Zambians and served as its president in 2012-2013.Today the movement has grown and is active in various towns. Mulemwa is the embodiment of ‘the power of One’. She makes meaningful change happen!
Nambula Kachumi, Executive Director of WECREATE, has been appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Kachumi will represent Zambia in the Global Woman Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly.
Nambula Kachumi is Executive Director of WECREATE, a women’s entrepreneurship Center focussing on addressing gender barriers to entrepreneurship, increasing access to economic resources, and supporting female owned businesses in emerging markets. She is a Private Enterprise Development Professional with over 12 years’ experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem support and inclusive development. Passionate and eager to see African women entrepreneurs succeed and create wealth in mainstream economies, Nambula has influenced impact and program design in key development areas ranging from co-designing financial products and business development strategies for emerging markets, resource mobilization for impact funds, convening entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems, catalysing public private partnerships among others. Through various program and policy work, Nambula has significantly contributed to the design and roll-out of a number of gender-integrated enterprise development initiatives in Zambia and in the region. Prior to co-establishing WECREATE, her previous engagements included projects addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the EU’s Mining Sector and Energy Diversification Program (MSDP), the DFID supported Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program, inclusive innovation projects with Making Cents International, among others. These and a few others have fed her passion and interest in women’s entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainable development. Nambula has played a leading role within the Zambian entrepreneurial ecosystem and across the region in influencing policy around financial inclusion, business leadership, private enterprise development and women’s participation and access to quality education, training and business support. She currently sits on two boards; the National Advisory Board for impact capital (NABS) and the SME Development Consortium. Nambula is also Country Lead for the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual event co-hosted during the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by WECREATE and the US Embassy in Zambia.