Salome Nakazwe

UNDP Zambia, Accelerator Labs, Head of Solutions Mapping


Salome Nakazwe joined the UNDP with over 15 years of work experience in programme management, transformational training and action research. She has worked with development organisations at both local and international levels, focusing on promoting sustainable development from a gender focused and rights-based approach. She joins with the UNDP with vast experience in collaborating with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), development partners and government. She has held key positions responsible for project design, coordination and providing oversight through monitoring and performance appraisal. Salome is a team-player who brings to UNDP skills associated with building capacities of rural communities to improve their lives in the area of leadership development, gender analysis, human rights, advocacy and livelihoods skills development using transformation learning models. Her role at UNDP as Head Solutions Mapping is based on UNDP building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complex science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact. In her role, she identifies and trains local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring. Her role will take her to translation of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities. Amongst others, she will also explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development.

Salome has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Zambia (UNZA) and a Master of Arts Degree in Development Communications from the same university.