Mubanga Kalimamukwento is a criminal lawyer with over five years’ experience in criminal and civil litigation. She is a State Advocate at Zambia’s National Prosecution Authority, and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Cavendish University, Zambia. Over the course of her career, Ms. Kalimamukwento has taken a keen interest in strengthening Zambia’s human rights record by facilitating workshops to train rural communities on the Anti-Gender Based Violence Act, and participating in her country’s process in the prerogative of mercy through the office of the Attorney General. In her current role, she has regular interaction with prisoners in Zambian prisons, a position that inspired her application to the Humphrey Fellowship and informed her proposal which focuses on the Mandela Principles on the Treatment of Prisoners. During her fellowship year, Ms. Kalimamukwento hopes to interact with industry professionals, and learn strategies to influence policy change and prison reform in Zambia.