Zambia is to host the first International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division (LPD) Women Business Lawyers Initiative programme to be held in Africa. Titled, African women in law rising  (click here) the event will take place in Livingstone from 21–22 April 2015, in partnership with the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ).

Welcome remarks and the keynote address are to be delivered, respectively, by George Kangwa Musole Chisanga, President of the Law Association of Zambia, and Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula Deputy Governor, Administration at the Bank of Zambia, and winner of the IBA 2014 Woman Lawyer of the Year Award who commented, ‘I am honoured to have been asked to deliver the keynote speech for this unique event. We should continue striving to advance opportunities for women within the legal profession through such initiatives and I look forward to sharing my own experiences and learning from the other speakers and delegates present.’