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Class 21 (2022-2024)

Gibson Saul Zulu, Zambia

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Global Studies

International Law and Economic Policy | Peace-Development-Humanitarian Nexus | Refugees and Migration | Sustainable Development Goals | Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Gibson Zulu is a Zambian Rotary Peace Fellow who has dedicated his career to protecting refugees, implementing durable solutions, and promoting peace in Africa. His career with the UN Refugee Agency began in the Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement in Zambia, where he processed refugees for resettlement in the U.S., Canada, and Australia and facilitated the return of refugee dropouts to school in 2013. He oversaw the local integration and voluntary repatriation programs for Ivorian refugees in Liberia, and he led a team responsible for implementing refugee status determination and resettlement of Sudanese, South Sudanese, and Eastern DRC refugees in Ethiopia. His private partnership fundraising endeavours secured critical resources encompassing STEM books, water tanks, and disposable income for refugee education and livelihoods. His interest lies in the global economy, human rights, climate change, energy, and conflict resolution. His short-term goals include reinforcing peace-making and dialogue acumen of civil society and locals in fragile and conflict-affected countries and long-term dreams subsume exploring political and development solutions to forced displacement. Besides that, he ponders resource mobilization to support livelihoods and education for refugee women and girls globally with Rotary clubs, donors, and the private sector.