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ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center Regional Workshop 2018

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Ms. Sheila Nangoma Mweemba


Implementation Support Unit of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Speaker in Session 11. International Cooperation and Assistance


Sheila N. Mweemba, a Zambian national, has been serving as Director of the Implementation Support Unit of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM ISU) since its establishment in May 2015. Prior to joining the ISU, Sheila worked as the Programme Manager for Norwegian People's Aid Humanitarian Disarmament Programme in Zimbabwe. She has previously worked for Zambia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of the Zambia Mine Action Centre (ZMAC) as well as Zambia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Ms. Mweemba has worked on the Convention on Cluster Munitions for several years including as the Coordinator of the African Group's participation in the Oslo Process and in 2008 was one of the Vice Presidents at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference which negotiated the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Her current job responsibilities include: providing substantive support to the Convention's presidency and Coordination Committee in the implementation of the Convention provisions; provide advice and technical support to individual States Parties; keep records of all formal and informal meetings under the Convention; facilitate communication amongst States Parties and other relevant actors to foster enhanced cooperation and coordination; and maintain public relations including efforts to promote the Convention's universalization.

Sheila has a Master of Social Science Degree in Rural Development and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration with Economics. She also has professional qualifications in the field of mine action and ERW management from the Senior Mine Action Manager's Courses held at the James Madison University (USA) and Jordan.

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