Idah Mukuka Nambeya is the Senior Advisor to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s (SLF) Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, working with African and Canadian grandmothers alike to strengthen the bonds of solidarity. She is a passionate HIV activist and gifted counsellor based in Lusaka, Zambia.
Idah’s leadership and activism earned her a fellowship to study at the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. While studying at St. FX, she was awarded the Katherine Flemming Award for International Development. In 2005, Idah completed her studies and returned home to Zambia where she was nominated for and received with the Red Ribbon Award, an award to recognize her contributions on HIV & AIDS and community service. Her remarkable story is chronicled in Stephanie Nolen’s book, 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa.
For nine years, Idah was one of the SLF’s trusted field representatives, using her extensive knowledge and experience to help build the capacity of grassroots AIDS organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa.