Journalist, communication for development and knowledge management specialist currently serving as the Executive Director of Panos Institute Southern Africa, a regional media advocacy and communication for development organisation based in Lusaka, Zambia, and working across Southern Africa. He previously served as Panos’ Knowledge Management and Communications Manager, and also as the head of the organisation’s Environment and Natural Resource Management Regional Programme. Before joining Panos, Vusumuzi worked for various local and international media outlets, as well as non-profit organisations, including as a Senior Staff Writer for The Standard, an independent Sunday newspaper in Zimbabwe, a reporter for the now-defunct Parade magazine and the Weekly Times (both in Zimbabwe), Communications Assistant for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southern Africa, and had a brief stint in Botswana as Editor of The Mirror newspaper. Vusumuzi was also a correspondent for the Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency, the UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), the Radio Voice of the People, among online-based publications with a focus on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
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