Fellow:Mwango Makumba Makumba

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Mwango Makumba Makumba
School (Cohort)
The University of Zambia (2023 cohort)
Majoring in
Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Telecommunications


Greetings! I'm Mwango Makumba, a dedicated student pursuing a major in Telecommunications within the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I am currently based in the vibrant city of Lusaka, Zambia.

I did my high school education at Kasisi Girls Secondary School, followed by A-levels at Trident College. Currently, I'm fuelling my passion for knowledge at the University of Zambia (UNZA), where I'm fully immersed in the world of Electrical Engineering.

Beyond my studies, my skill set includes leadership prowess, adaptability to diverse teams, and a knack for swiftly grasping complex concepts. Outside the world of circuits and codes, I thrive on human connections. Engaging in conversations, experimenting with culinary arts, and expressing myself through art all enrich my life. When not buried in books, you might find me on a tennis court or embracing outdoor adventures that inspire me.

I look forward to continuing my journey, working towards shaping a future where technology and innovation harmonize to uplift communities and inspire change.


Professionally, I hold the role of Executive Secretary in the UNZA IEEE Student Branch and lead the Zambia Section under the IEEEXTREME17.0 programming competition demonstrating my commitment to fostering growth and learning within the engineering community. Additionally, I'm honoured to represent the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) Zambian Women in Engineering Section (ZWES) at my university.

During my A-level studies, I proudly earned the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the bronze level, a testament to my commitment to personal development and volunteering. In my high school years, participation in the Junior Engineers, Technicians, and Scientists (JETS) competitions earned me various awards, further fuelling my dedication to engineering excellence.

My path in engineering has taken me on a diverse journey. As an intern at FQM Kansanshi mine, I've had the privilege of contributing to the Instrumentation and Control department, gaining practical insights that deepen my understanding of this dynamic field.

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