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Melissa Sarah Hamalambo

Leaders Africa 2022


Executive Director, Center for Young Leaders in Africa





Melissa Sarah Hamalambo is the executive director at the Center for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA), a non-profit organization that provides a multi-sectoral platform for leaders to engage, advocate, and mobilize for self-development and social transformation through partnerships, capacity building, and networking. Melissa is an advocate for meaningful youth participation in governance and decision-making structures at all levels, and recently facilitated a training for peer educators in the Petauke District that supported first-time voters in exercising their right to vote.