As Communication Officer for WRA Malawi, Enock Mnyenyembe creates and implements the overall communication strategy. He serves as the link between WRA Malawi and the media, coordinating press conferences and keeping the media up to date on organizational activities and vital information around maternal and newborn health in Malawi. Enock mentors citizen journalists, working with them to identify, write and edit stories that are then shared with the media, partners and others. Enock also helps implement WRA Malawi projects and documents project activities with video and photography.
Enock joined WRA Malawi in 2016 after working as a reporter for eight years with FM Power 101 Malawi and the Malawi Guardian Newspaper. He also worked as the Communication Officer for Phunzirani Development Organization which focuses on human rights and good governance.
He first got involved with WRA Malawi as a volunteer after noticing the difficulty pregnant women had accessing health services in his home village of Bayani in Mzimba and Mzuzu city where he was staying. He committed himself to help reduce the suffering expectant women face through his radio stories and to hold leaders and service providers accountable for not fulfilling their promises of providing quality health services to women and newborns.
Enock holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from University of Malawi. Enock was one of WRA Malawi’s first Citizen Journalists, attending WRA’s Citizen Journalism Training in Uganda in 2015, and continued writing stories on maternal and newborn health.
Outside of work, Enock enjoys watching football, reading newspapers, following online news, reading books and charting with his family and friends during weekends and holidays.