Elizabeth Mwambulukutu is a seasoned communications practitioner and an award-winning visual artist with experience in pan-African development initiatives and in championing the socio-economic empowerment of youth and women. Her experience spans rural development, the agricultural sector, business environment reforms, youth empowerment, and the creative economy in Africa. Elizabeth is an economics graduate from the University of Sussex and currently serves as WaterAid East Africa’s Regional Communications Manager. As the Vice Curator, she co-leads the Global Shapers Community in Arusha, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Prior to that, she led communications and knowledge management for a USAID-funded project in agriculture in Tanzania and also worked with the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF). As an African narrative activist, Elizabeth founded Elle Emmanuel, a platform where she applies visual art as an instrument for shaping her community and breaking societal barriers. Elizabeth is a member of UN WOMEN’s African Leaders Network. Through her work, she has been recognized in the Top 30 Communications Professionals to follow in Africa by Africa Communications Week and by Swahili Fashion Week, East and Central Africa's largest fashion week as the first female recipient of the Photographer of the Year. Elizabeth aims to enhance her leadership in strengthening community's participation, realization, and ownership of the new wave of Africa's transformation agenda to unlock further opportunities of development for Africa's now and future generation.