African Internet Governance Forum, workshop highlight key issues in digital rights

By Lumbani Phiri, Lilongwe July 19-21, 2022, were the busiest days for advocates of digital rights in Malawi as the country hosted the 10th edition of the Africa Internet Governance Forum (AIGF) held under the theme Digital Inclusion and Trust in Africa. The forum attracted participants from various countries and was complemented by a civil society organisations (CSOs) workshop organized …

Malawi hosts Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum

On May 5, Malawi hosted the 2022 Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF), a regional forum which is promoting freedom of expression and access to information online. The forum was held at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. Themed a Digitally Inclusive and Rights Respecting Africa, the forum which was made possible with support from Paradigm Initiative and …

Know our Internees

Lumbani holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work from DMI St John the Baptist University. She joined the Center For Education and Development as an internee in February 2022. During her internship, Lumbani will be collecting data, monitoring, and evaluating different CFED projects. Email her through lumbani.phiri@cfedmw.org. Emmanuel is a post-graduate student at the University of Malawi pursuing a …

CFED launches Weekly Webinars on Internet Society

CFED through its centre called Society on the Internet Lab (SOLLAB) on February 4, 2022 launched a series of webinars on Internet Society. The webinars allow academicians, researchers, experts and members of the society to come together and discuss how the internet is affecting our society. On February 4, University of Malawi senior lecturer Jimmy Kainja presented on the State …

KAS-Geneva, CFED-Malawi Train African Journalists in Reporting UPR

On January 19, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)-Geneva Office partnered Centre for Education and Development (CFED)-Malawi to train 60 journalists from Togo and Zimbabwe. The journalists are being trained in reporting the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council which is a process that reviews how member states are protecting and respecting human rights of their people. The trainings …

CFED Malawi trains African journalists in reporting UPR

Centre for Education and Development (CFED) Malawi in November 2021 organized a series of media trainings for African journalists on reporting Universal Periodic review (UPR). The trainings were funded by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)-Geneva. UPR is a process that reviews countries that are member states of the human rights council on how they are protecting and promoting human rights. All …