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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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Join CCI’s Literary Odyssey: Introducing Our Book Club

Each month, the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together. Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities, but they are most often related to development, urban issues, and governance. In this ongoing series, reviewers will offer summaries of the books we’ve read and share some of the highlights from our discussions.

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Walking the Un-Walkable: First Publication

“Walking the Un-Walkable” delves into the act of walking in Lusaka, examining both the obstacles and possibilities for enhancement. The project seeks to produce policy briefs and research that are grounded in evidence. Our goal is to provide guidance for a transformative approach to urban planning, policies, and infrastructure investments that prioritize a more accessible and pedestrian-friendly built environment. “Walking the Un-Walkable” revolves around four designated walks, designed to replicate the walking experience along specific routes and thereby identify hurdles and deficiencies in pedestrian pathways. This publication documents the outcomes of the initial walk and mapping exercise, incorporating insights from local partners, community members, and participating students. Future publications will be released to document subsequent phases of the project.

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November 16-18, 2023 | Kigali, Rwanda


You won’t want to miss the first-ever Africa’s New Cities Summit!