Event

Round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti

Event Date

Monday, 9th December 2019

12:30 pm

Location: Hayweight House, Lauriston Street, EH3 9DQ, Edinburgh

Timings: 12.30-2.00pm

Alliance members are invited to attend a round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti, Executive Director for the Alliance of Community Action (Zambia). This event will be an opportunity to explore issues such as accountability and transparency in aid and service delivery in Zambia, as well as the impact of grassroots education and mobilisation on systemic change. 

 

The meeting will be of interest to our members working in Zambia, and/or those with an interest in transparency and accountability, service delivery, corruption and debt justice.

 

Please note that places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and numbers are capped at 12. 


Biography: Laura Miti, Executive Director for the Alliance of Community Action, Zambia

Laura Miti has been working with Zambian and South African civil society for more than 25 years, in various roles and initiatives to strengthen governance systems. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Alliance for Community Action (ACA), an organisation which works to mobilise demand for Public Resource Accountability amongst the Zambian public. Laura is passionate about how the choices made by those in power affect the poor, and has devoted her adult life to leading and participating in various campaigns to strengthen Zambia’s democracy.

Laura previously worked for the Public Service Accountability Monitor, a research unit at Rhodes University in South Africa. She has also worked for Caritas Zambia where she established and coordinated the parliamentary liaison programme. Before joining civil society, she worked for the Parliament of Zambia and was a popular columnist for the Post in Zambia (since shut down by the government) the Sunday Times also in Zambia and the Daily Dispatch in South Africa.

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