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Nankali Maksud is the Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF Malawi where she is responsible for leading a team which assists the Government of Malawi to establish and strengthen an operational national child protection system that protects children from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in addition to mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS. Prior to this position, she was Regional Project Specialist who managed the Children and AIDS Initiative (CARI) which was a USD50 million dollar Orphans and Vulnerable Children program across 9 countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi). Nankali has also worked in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Somalia focusing on the realization of the rights of vulnerable children. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law and a Masters in International Law. Nankali is a fellow of the fourth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative in East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.