Emma Sitambuli

  • National Gender Consultant to Prepare the Country Gender Equality Profile for Zambia, The African Development Bank
  • Rhodes University, Social Sciences


Emma is from Eastern Zambia and is the seventh born in a family of eight children. She was awarded a Canon Collins scholarship to study for her PhD in Anthropology at Rhodes University, graduating in 2015. Her greatest challenge has been balancing school and family responsibilities. Emma’s long-term doctoral studies required her to spend a lot of time away from home collecting relevant data and thesis writing, and away from her young daughter. Despite the challenges of her doctoral studies, Emma was determined to succeed and become a great role model for her daughter and all other young girls within her community and elsewhere.

Greatest Achievement

Starting and successfully completing her doctorate degree – a dream come true.

Professional Interests

Social development research; mentorship for girls in poor families.