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On 1 January, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Amanda Khozi Mukwashi of Zambia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in #Lesotho, with the host Government’s approval.
Ms. Mukwashi has devoted more than 25 years to public service, working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities at the #intergovernmental and non-governmental level while holding #leadership positions at the United Nations and externally. Within the Organization, she served with the United Nations Volunteers programme in Germany as Chief of Volunteer Knowledge and #Innovation, as well as Chief of Advisory Services. She has also worked on country support programmes on #gender, #population and development with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zambia.
Outside the United Nations, she most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Christian Aid, an international #development and #humanitarian #NGO working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Prior to that, she held senior positions within global non-profit Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO International), as well as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa in Zambia.
A published author and an award-winning Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Mukwashi is also a trustee of United Kingdom-based think tank Demos and is a Thursdays in Black ambassador raising awareness of #genderbasedviolence for the World Council of Churches. She has also served in non-executive capacities as a trustee for the British International Development Network (BOND), as a president of Akina Mama wa Afrika, a pan-African feminist organization, and as a trustee of the United Kingdom Disaster Emergency Committee.
She holds a master’s degree in international economic law from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Zambia.

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