Mr. Lamba studied history at the University of Malawi and then worked there as a lecturer. In 1974 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh. After graduation he was appointed deputy head of the Malawi Institute for Educational Research. From 1988 to 1991 he served as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education and Culture. He became the Malawi ambassador in Paris then the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. He speaks English, French, Chichewa, Tumbuka, Yao, Bemba and Shona.
Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union
“Malawi Perspectives on an African Vision for Positive Developments in Africa”
(Berlin; June 26th – 28th, 2013)
“This sums up the most what I’m starting to say: we must transform economies for job, and inclusive growth, and we must build peace and effective, open and accountable institutions for all, that’s freedom from fear, freedom from conflict, human rights. Africa was in the past been branded as a continent of war and killing.” Mr. Lamba continues to explain that “Africa is moving from war to cherish peace and democratic institutions, war has nothing to do with democracy, Africans has been in this mode for a long time, now Africans want to move!”