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Communications Officer

  • Malawi_ALL
  • Malawi_G4-2019-2020
Chifundo Chibaka serves as the Communications Officer at CorpsAfrica/Malawi. Chifundo aslo served as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer in Malawi in the fourth cohort. During his service, he worked with youth and farmer clubs in Kasungu to establish agro-based enterprises that produce honey and cooking oil. During his service, he received grants to implement interventions from international development partners including the Mastercard Foundation, World Connect, and Friends of Malawi. Chifundo Chibaka is a graduate of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Seed Systems. He also has a certificate in Library and Information Science from the Malawi Library Association. He comes from a background of youth development and empowerment, community development and communication having previously worked with Lydia Action, Maphuziro265, and AIESEC in Malawi in various roles. He has participated in both international and local fellowship programs including the GOAL Global Youth program and the Youth Wave Changemakers program. Prior to joining CorpsAfrica, Chifundo served as an intern at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College and St John’s Institute for Health. He has volunteered with a number of organizations including AIESEC in Malawi as a Local Committee Vice President, UN Volunteers Bunda Chapter, and Maphunziro265 as a Vice President and a Desk Officer respectively. While in College, Chifundo worked as a student researcher and extension worker for two years on the BaMGNut project with Chitedze Agriculture Research Station and LUANAR to assess the performance of new Bambara Groundnuts varieties and to promote the cultivation and utilization of the crop in Mzimba and Ntchisi districts. Chifundo believes that the opportunity to serve with CorpsAfrica will help him engage with rural communities, and share knowledge, skills, and diverse experiences to solve challenges that they face in their day-to-day lives.