Maggie Mwape is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) which was established in 2010. The Centre for Environment Justice works to empower mining communities by advocating for land rights and fair compensation for displaced communities, Sustainable management of natural resources, Climate change; and promotes sustainable renewable energy and community alternative livelihoods. She has over 10years work experience in community development, environment and administration. She holds a Degree in Business Administration, Diploma in Practitioner Human Resources and has completed short trainings in disaster risk reduction, strategic environmental monitoring and assessments, civic engagement and corporate social and environmental responsibility. Maggie is also the current Regional Co-chair of the Southern Africa Youth Forum, which is a SADC Youth Regional Platform for youth organizations and individual youth. Furthermore, she is a Mandela Washington Fellow trained in Civic Engagement and she is a recipient of the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative (JWH) award as a Young Environmental Leader.