Emily Sikazwe


Emily is the CEO of Women for Change, an organization based in Zambia dedicated to the empowerment of women. Women for Change promotes and supports gender sensitivity and human rights activism at community, institutional and national levels, and works to build the livelihood capacities of rural communities in a gender-balanced manner. Prior to this position, Emily was employed as an Agronomist with the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture. In 2005, she was appointed to the NEPAD Gender Task Force. Emily co-facilitates the elective in Gender Analysis for Policy and Planning within the Diploma Program as well as the Advocacy and Citizen Engagement specialization.

Emily has a Master of Adult Education from StFX. She holds an MSc in Agronomy from the Moldavia-Kishniev Agricultural Institute, as well as a Diploma in Community-Based Development and a Certificate in Advocacy and Networking, both from the Coady International Institute.