Mandela Washington Fellowship
Precious Shola Mwamulima is a Sustainable Development Strategist, Social Entrepreneur and Postgraduate Climate Action scholar under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Green Climate Fund pursuing an MSc Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. Her Professional work is in the Mining Sector with Konkola Copper Mines, one of the largest integrated Copper Mines in Africa and a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, a London Listed-FTSE 250 Company. She is a Project Lead in the Sustainability Department which focuses on enhancing environmentally sustainably practices in the industrial ecology and value chain, where she championed the First Green Mine Energy Bio-Diesel Project which is a World’s first for a Tailing Sites and a Sub-Saharan first for Pongamia Piñata. She is the Founder of Chitemwiko Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization that builds a cohesive link between Renewable Energy and Gender in off-grid communities to advance education, agribusiness and environmental sustainability. The Foundation has built the first solar-powered primary school in Fitula rural area which offers free education to 324 children with interactive E-Based Learning Resources and Fish Hatchery with aquaculture training of 108 women in outgrower schemes. Upon completion of the Fellowship Precious intends to leverage her skills to increase attention to the void between gender and energy to reduce the vulnerability of rural women and girls and advocate for pragmatic legal and institutional frameworks for a low carbon economy and climate change adaptation in Zambia.