Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo is Changemaker; International Development, Media and Communication Specialist; and a writer. Chimwemwe has established two youth movements, Maphunziro265 and Youth to Youth Empowerment as Co-Founder and CEO, and Founding National Coordinator respectively. Maphunziro265 has reached over 10,000 young people and Youth to Youth Empowerment has reached over 20,000 youth through motivational talks, scholarships, book donations, and skills trainings. In 2016, Chimwemwe was granted distinction of Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society for commitment to promoting the values of the Commonwealth and working to improve the lives and prospects of commonwealth citizens. In 2017, he was appointed Zathu Influencer. Chimwemwe has written blogs and articles on development issues and policies that have been published by Chevening, the Institute of Development Studies(IDS), Yourcommonwealth, Say for Development, Allfrica, Zodiak Online, the Nation and Daily times. Chimwemwe has worked as Public Relations Officer for the Malawi Human Rights Commission and Producer/Presenter for Zodiak Broadcasting Station. Chimwemwe received a 2015/2016 Chevening Award to pursue a master’s in Development Studies at the University of Sussex. He did his BA Media for Development at Chancellor College.
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