Dr. Emily Joy SikazweVice Chairperson
- Human Rights Activist
- Gender Analysis for Policy and Planning
Dr Emily Joy Sikazwe is the Vice Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Dr. Sikazwe was appointed Commissioner at the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 17th June, 2015 and later on 6th October, 2020 she was Sworn in as Vice Chairperson of the Electoral commission of Zambia. Prior to joining the Commission, she was Chief Executive Officer at Women for Change.
Her main area of expertise is gender analysis for policy and planning, advocacy for civic engagement and female led community development. Dr. Sikazwe is the founder of Nyapachuma Memorial Foundation. A foundation established in memory of her mother and grandmother, which focuses on championing for equal opportunity for women and girls.
She has held membership on various Boards and Commissions namely; Securities and Exchange Commission, Legal and Justice Reform Commission, NGOCC Coordinating Council, Social Water International and Canadian University Services Overseas.
She is a mother of two, a young woman called Kayi – a graduate of Banani International School pursuing post graduate studies and a young man Yatuta, a post graduate with an MA in Political Science.
Dr. Sikazwe teaches on part time basis at the St Francis Xavier University in Canada at the Coady International Institute. She is a recipient of several local and international awards.
printing of the Presidential, Mayoral, National Assembly and Local Government ballots is complete at 100%.July 23, 2021
Overall progress is at 95% with the Presidential ballots completed at 100%, Mayoral ballots completed at 100%, National Assembly completed at 100% and Local Government ballots at 79%.July 19, 2021
Visually impaired voters who are braille literate will be able to vote with tactile ballot jackets in the 2021 General Election.July 18, 2021