Mwansa Phiri

Mwansa conducts in-depth research to drive the development of various benchmarks, and is actively involved in all research processes related to stakeholder consultation and engagement activities. She is passionate about promoting an inclusive approach to sustainable development that incorporates the voices of all stakeholders, especially youth and marginalised groups.

Prior to joining Index Initiative, Mwansa gained extensive research experience through working on different projects spanning education policy, multidimensional poverty and inequality, social justice movements, and youth empowerment.

She is an ambassador for Teach First, working to address educational disadvantage in the UK, and was previously granted a Global Fellowship Award by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mwansa holds masters’ degrees in Public Policy, Human Development, and Education.