Linda KasondeLinda Kasonde


Lusaka, Zambia

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Legal Practitioner

Occupational Position: Partner at Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners

Professional History


Linda Kasonde is a legal practitioner based in Lusaka, Zambia, and a named partner of the law firm Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners. She was elected as the first female President of the Law Association of Zambia in April 2016, a position that she held until April 2018.

Linda was admitted to the Zambian Bar in 2001. She had previously worked as an Advocate at the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women, a project run by the Law Association of Zambia. She was employed by Mulenga Mundashi and Company in Lusaka in 2004, where she rose to the position of partner in 2009 at the age of 30.  At that time, she became the first female partner in an established and internationally-recognised Zambian law firm to be elevated to the position of named partner. 

She is a 2017 recipient of the IE University’s award, Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community (EPIC), in the Women Inspiring Women category. In December 2016, The Africa Report named her as "One of the people to watch out for in 2017 in Southern Africa". In the same month, she was awarded the Zambia Society for Public Administration’s Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima Distinguished Award in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of public service excellence in Zambia.

She is an alumna of the Harvard University’s Leadership in the 21st Century Executive Programme 2013. She is also a 2014 alumna of the prestigious U.S. State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Women in Political and Social Affairs, and a 2017 alumna of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s International Leaders Programme.

Linda is an officer of the Bar Issues Commission and of the Africa Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also a former member of the inaugural Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal in Zambia.

 

Qualifications


LLB Law Degree from the University of Leicester
LLM Law Degree from the University of Cape Town

Programs


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News


Later this month, Moroccan King Mohamed VI will travel to Nouakchott, Mauritania to participate in the 31st African Union Summit. It will be only the third summit that Morocco has attended since its re-admission to the African Union in early 2017.

Morocco withdrew itself from the African Union (the Organisation of African Unity; OAU) in 1984 to protest against the admission of Western Sahara as a full member of the organization. Morocco's relationship with Western Sahara is a complicated one. In 1975, Morocco invaded the territory following the withdrawal of the Spanish colonial administration.

Charles Sidambe
01 June 2018

A strong group of Tutu Fellows have worked tirelessly and volunteered their time in the production of the forthcoming  Africa Innovation Summit which will take place from June 6-8, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The patrons of the event are President Paul Kagame and the former President of Cabo Verde, Pedro Pires.  The 2018 Summit will be a multifaceted event that will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including decision-makers to seek innovative and disruptive solutions for the challenges facing African countries.

Norman Smit
01 June 2018

By day, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is an impact investor who works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services.  By night - or in his spare time - he is a Nigerian football historian. 

Dr Wiebe Boer's latest work on Nigerian football, a book titled The History of Football In Nigeria - A story of Heroes and Epics, is to launch in Lagos on 10 June 2018.  It's been favorably reviewed by no less than Aliko Dangote, the President and CEO of the Dangote Group. 

Norman Smit
31 May 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow Stacey Brewer will be opening her 16th educational facility in 2019 in Witpoortjie, South Africa. Stacey is the co-founder of SPARK Schools, an independent school network that she started in 2012 with Ryan Harrison. They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high quality education for all.  The network keeps school fees as low as possible. Despite this, the network has schools rated among the top 10 private schools in Johannesburg.

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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