Introduction of Lillian Mana

“I am going to take part in ISA because I am passionate about an all-inclusive sustainable development which I believe should start from the grassroots going up. ISA is a capacity building opportunity through me for the communities I serve.”

Lillian Mana is a young passionate Zambian with a master’s degree in Ecology and is currently working as a project manager at Sustainable Innovations Africa. The organization promotes sustainable development through integrated ecosystem management.

Her project concept is focused on environmental education in schools of forest adjacent communities, and developing alternative livelihood (especially alternative farming techniques and valorization of non-timber forest products (NTFP)) for forest adjacent communities. Her ISA project aims at designing an environmental education program for schools adjacent and within the boundaries of protected areas in Zambia, which also incorporate in the valorization of NTFPs.