Dr. Emily Joy SikazweCommissioner

Areas of Expertise
  • Human Rights Activist
  • Gender Analysis for Policy and Planning

Dr Emily Joy Sikazwe is a Gender and Human Rights Activist.

She was appointed Commissioner at the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 17th June, 2015. 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.


  • Press Release: Local Government By-elections in 3 Wards

    Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has prescribed Tuesday 9th June, 2020 as the date on which to hold the polls for the Local Government By-elections in Nakato and Imalyo Wards of Mongu Town Council in Western province and Bulilo ward of Chilubi Town Council in Northern

    May 12, 2020
  • Commission Reschedules Elections Calendar

    Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, that has affected the day to day life of citizens (health, social and economy), the Commission wishes to announce that it is reviewing the Roadmap for Elections, and will soon advise Stakeholders and the general public the commencement date for all the electoral processes leading up to the 2021 General

    May 12, 2020
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