"What we are trying to do above all is try to make the general public to ask questions" Laura Miti
Laura Miti has been working with Zambia and South African civil society for more than 25 years, in various roles and initiatives to strengthen governance systems. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Alliance for Community Action (ACA), an organisation which works to mobilise demand for Public Resource Accountability amongst the Zambian public. Laura is passionate about how the choices made by those in power affect the poor, and has devoted her adult life to leading and participating in various campaigns to strengthen Zambia’s democracy.
Refusing to be cowed by the attacks that female activists routinely receive, she has used first main stream media, and more recently social media to publicly ask the accountability questions that the larger public whispers in private.
"Zambia is not poor but it has high poverty levels" Laura Miti
"I have been working in civil society since my twenties but the current government is making it very difficult" Laura Miti
"There is always this cloud of fear, not only for yourself but for the people that might work with you" Laura Miti