WLA Malawi proudly congratulates member and secretary of the executive committee, Chisomo Kaufulu-Kumwenda one of the 19 Malawian young leaders that will participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) aims to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Every year, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders takes young African leaders to the United States for academic instruction, practical experience, and mentorship in the fields of public management, civic leadership, and business and entrepreneurship.
Chisomo Kaufulu-Kumwenda is a human rights advocate and a socio-legal researcher. She heads the southern regional office of the Malawi Human Rights Commission. Chisomo is passionate about access to justice for vulnerable groups especially women, children, and people with disabilities.