Lyapa Manza

Country Coordinator, ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme at UNDP

Lyapa Manza is the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme Coordinator for Zambia. Lyapa is a Mining Engineer with a Masters of Business Administratio with skills and experience that span over a period of 20 years in mine operations management, and programme management in international development agencies as well public and private sectors. Lyapa has developed his career primarily through involvement in the minerals sector and in mineral resource governance. He was worked on mine management and mineral greenfield projects of gemstone and base minerals sector. Also worked on mineral resource management programmes in the Government of Zambia and Rwanda under the World Bank, European Union and the UNDP. Driven by passion to unlock the full potential of the Development Minerals