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Meet UNICEF Zambia’s Newly Appointed Representative

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Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Chalwe Lombe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, receives the credence file from newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Zambia, Ms Noala Skinner in Lusaka.

UNICEF’s newly appointed Representative to Zambia, Ms. Noala Skinner, has assumed official duties on 8 August 2017. Ms. Skinner takes over from Dr Hamid El Bashir Ibrahim, who completed his assignment in Zambia at the end of July 2017.

Ms. Skinner, a national of the United Kingdom, brings over 20 years of experience in planning, implementation and management of wide ranging programmes in several countries.

While presenting her credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador Chalwe Lombe, Ms. Skinner conveyed her delight to be in Zambia and looks forward to building on the successful cooperation with the Government, international community and civil society in support of the rights and well-being of children and women in Zambia.  

Prior to her appointment as UNICEF Representative to Zambia, Ms. Skinner served as the Director of UNICEF’s Partnership Office for Relations with the European Union Institutions in Brussels. She has also served as UNICEF Representative in Rwanda and in Montenegro.


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Ambassador Lombe shares a light moment with Ms Skinner during her credence presentation in Lusaka.

As reiterated by Ms. Skinner, together in partnership UNICEF will continue to support programmes and strategies that contribute to the improvement of the lives of all children in Zambia.

UNICEF is committed to supporting Zambia’s integrated and inclusive approach to development, and to leaving no one behind.


Keep an eye out for the Representative’s full message.




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