Executive Director of WECREATE
AWEaP Country Chairperson : Zambia
Nambula Kachumi is Executive Director of WECREATE http://zambia.wecreatecenter.com/, a women’s entrepreneurship Center focussing on addressing gender barriers to entrepreneurship, increasing access to economic resources, and supporting female owned businesses in emerging markets.
She is a Private Enterprise Development Professional with over 12 years experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem support and inclusive development. Passionate and eager to see African women entrepreneurs succeed and create wealth in mainstream economies, Nambula has influenced impact and program design in key development areas ranging from co-designing financial products and business development strategies for emerging markets, resource mobilization for impact funds, convening entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems, catalysing public private partnerships among others. Through various program and policy work, Nambula has significantly contributed to the design and roll-out of a number of gender-integrated enterprise development initiatives in Zambia and in the region http://zambia.wecreatecenter.com/citi-microentrepreneurship-awards.
Prior to co-establishing WECREATE, her previous engagements included projects addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the EU’s Mining Sector and Energy Diversification Program (MSDP), the DFID supported Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program, inclusive innovation projects with Making Cents International, to mention a few. These and a few others have fed her passion and interest in women’s entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainable development. Nambula has played a leading role within the Zambian entrepreneurial ecosystem and across the region in influencing policy around financial inclusion, business leadership, private enterprise development and women’s participation and access to quality education, training and business support. She currently sits on two boards; the National Advisory Board for impact capital (NABS) and the SME Development Consortium. Nambula is also Country Lead for the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual event co-hosted during the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by WECREATE and the US Embassy in Zambia http://zambia.wecreatecenter.com/zambia-entrepreneurship-summit/.