IMG_5416Isaac Mwanza

Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2014
Title & Organization: Governance Adviser, YALI Africa

Isaac Mwanza currently serves as the Democracy and Governance Specialist at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia. Isaac has ten years of experience in developing basic leadership training programs, conducting research for youth and women’s democratic engagement, strengthening dialogues between citizens and parliamentarians, and facilitating the training of youth election monitors in Zambia and other African countries. Isaac recently authored a U.S. Department of State-ECA funded youth training module titled “Understanding Governance and Corruption” under the alumni mentorship grant project of YALI. Isaac Mwanza has contributed to the work of international organizations such as the National Democratic Institute and Transparency International in Zambia and globally by contributing towards research and program implementation. Isaac holds a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing legal studies with the University of Zambia. He has several professional certificates from the World Bank Institute on leadership development, governance, and anti-corruption. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, Isaac plans to continue working with YALI to create a School of Leadership Studies in Lusaka that will focus on training youth (young women and young men) from political parties in Zambia and the region who aspire to take up leadership positions in societies where politics have been dominated by older, more affluent citizens.

Blog Entries

Isaac Mwanza – YALI Impact Story

September 5, 2014 | Isaac Mwanza | 2014 Washington Fellow

Isaac Mwanza from Lusaka, Zambia, shares his experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

September 5th, 2014|Blog, Isaac Mwanza, Zambia|0 Comments

Straight Talk Africa Guest: Presidential Precinct Fellow Isaac Mwanza on Pan African Leadership

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – Isaac Mwanza, is a Governance Advisor from Young African Leadership Initiative in Lusaka, Zambia. He is also a participant in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. He spoke with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali and guests about YALI, networking, and Pan Africanism.

Our Heritage

July 15, 2014 | Isaac Mwanza | 2014 Washington Fellow

Cultural Preservation

Gina Haney of the Community Consortium emphasized that cultural preservation is an issue of cultural value and that members of society must get involved in preserving cultural heritage and values. When the British expanded their territorial colony to Zambia, they brought […]

Isaac Mwanza: YALI 2014 Reflection

June 16, 2014 | Isaac Mwanza | 2014 Washington Fellow

Isaac Mwanza, who is serving as Governance Advisor of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was born on 4th July 1981 and will be celebrating his 33rd birthday at the same time that the United States of […]