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Francin Mvula

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Francin Mvula

Policy & Research Associate


Francin is a Researcher, Urban Planner, and GIS analyst with expertise in urban development and policy analysis. She has worked on notable research projects, including a Situational Analysis of Zambia’s Aviation Sector and a Baseline Study of GBV, at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research. Additionally, she has served as a spatial analyst at Medici Land Governance, where she worked on a project to promote economic development and financial inclusion by helping individuals establish formal ownership of their property.


Prior to her current role, Francin interned at Luanshya Municipal Council, where she contributed to a settlement upgrading program in one of Luanshya District’s informal settlements, as well as the preparation of the District’s Integrated Development Plan. As a civic engagement activist, she has also collaborated on various community mobilization and stakeholder engagement initiatives with USAID, seamlessly integrating her passion for urban development.



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