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Maria K. Daka

Senior Fellow and Subject Matter Expert on Youth, Peacebuilding and Christian Social Work

Maria Daka is a Zambian female citizen. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree and currently in her final year pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Law.

She has extensive years of practice as a successful teacher spanning over seven (7) years and has in the same period undertaken various national and international roles under the auspices of internationally acclaimed international organizations such as A Common Word Among Youths (ACWAY), Idove under the African Union Commission’s Directorate of Citizen and Diaspora Organisation (AUC-CIDO), and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Launching Leaders Worldwide.

Through these platforms, she has effectively supported and undertaken girl child education and women empowerment advocacy, promotion of community interfaith, peace and harmony and prevention of violent extremism, and other socio-economic developmental works thereby earning various recognition, and awards such as the ACWAY Community Activism Award.

Her zeal to continue these heartily-noble works ignited her professional development need to add-on to her advocacy skills and knowledge by pursuing a law degree in order to adequately equipped in advancing the above areas of interest and other global pressing issue such poverty, climate change, energy and natural resources, migration, unemployment especially among the youth and women among others.

She is excited about her current appointment and role as a Senior Fellow and Subject Matter Expert on Youth, Peace Building, and Christian Social Work, she aspires to use her experience to contribute towards the realization of the Christian Institute for Leadership Education and Development (CILED) goals through design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and communication of its various projects in the adjacent of God with faith, passion, determination and resilience. Equally, she hopes to expand her experience through CILED works and interactions with co-staff and its partners.

Maria K. Daka
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