The 7th MNCRD General Assembly, held on 17th November 2017, saw Chilufya Mumba Mwelwa being elected as BOARD Committee Member-Journalist. Chilufya Mwelwa is a senior content producer, presenter and news anchor at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC). Her media experience dates back to 2004 when she started out as a trainee Journalist under PANOS Southern Africa, where she worked with inter world radio from London and produced HIV/AIDS memoirs.
She has over the years worked with several media organizations that included radio and television, her interest in policy and development has seen her anchor authority talk shows on major TV and radio stations in the country such as Morning Live on ZNBC TV2 and The Sunrise Breakfast show on MUVI TV which she produced and presented. She worked as reporter, producer and news anchor for Q FM Zambia where her bias was gathering business, politics, gender and local news among others.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Communication Facilitation, Certificate in Business Communication from the University of South Africa and Diploma in Journalism from Evelyn Hone College. She was the only Zambian in 2015 to have been among hundred journalists from across the world to attend the Edward Murrow Programme for journalists in Washington DC that focused on Press freedom in relation to the American federal system and democracy. She has received training in television program production from Star Times Television in Beijing, China, Strategic skills on increased advocacy to ending child marriages in Nairobi, Kenya. As well as a women reporters training conducted by Reuters in Barcelona,Spain.
As a freelance content researcher she played a role of bridging Zambia and South African media in terms of content. Her research focused on South African media content and how it can influence Zambian media houses. She is a recipient of MISA ZAMBIA CHAPTER – 2015 Best television Presenter and also Serving as Board member in three no profit Organizations looking at youth and child rights.