Mwaba Kasese-Bota

2020 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard

Ambassador Dr. Mwaba P. Kasese Bota is a 2020 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Harvard.  

She served as Zambia’s Ambassador to the United Nations and held various positions including chairing the Global Bureau of Land-Locked Developing Countries and Vice President of the UNICEF Executive Board. She co-facilitated the 2016 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS: and chaired the 49th Commission on Population and Development. She co-chaired the resolution on ending child, early, and forced marriages. A medical doctor and epidemiologist, Mwaba is a recognized expert on social development and public health.  

She previously worked for the USAID and UNICEF in Lusaka Zambia.

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