Dorothy Chisopa Mwambazi
History: Young Expert at WNF - Zambia
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9
Position after YEP
Project officer at WWF Zambia
As a Young Agrofood Expert, I worked in rural Western Zambia on supporting climate smart innovations in agriculture. I provided technical support in the design of project activities in support of conservation agriculture and served as a liaise officer between the WNF Zambia conservation agriculture team and local experts. I also supported the project team in monitoring progress and impact of climate smart agriculture projects, coordinating program activities and preparing technical papers relevant to the project.
Environmental Impact Assessment, Research, Community Mobilization, Mandarin Chinese
Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
Experience before YEP
In my sophomore year, I started a micro retail business on Facebook, supplying fashion and hair accessories to young Zambian women exported from China. I also took a part time job as a tutor for English, and translating written documents from English to Mandarin Chinese and vice versa. Prior to my third academic year I worked as an intern at Zambia Electricity Supply Company Limited (ZESCO) in the Environmental and Social Affairs Unit during my 2013 summer break.
As a senior, I interned at the Wuxi Environmental Monitoring Institute in Wuxi China, with the primary role of water and air quality monitoring and testing. After my graduation in June 2015, I continued to run my business and later worked as a Mandarin Chinese interpreter at Zamart Advertising Limited in Lusaka, Zambia.