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Introducing myself and my journal: Me & My Story

About Me:
Takondwa Kaliwo is a Rural Development Specialist currently working with an Organization called Story Workshop as a Project Manager. Her main responsibilities include developing and implementing programs aimed at facilitating Social Change for Sustainable Development.
She has used several media components to engage communities to make development conscious decisions to improve their lives. These include media components like the radio, video documentaries, newspapers and theatre.
With a degree in Bachelor of Arts humanities with majors in Theatre and minors in English and Sociology, she graduated from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College in 2007 and have for the past four years been working full time in the development sector.
She is a dynamic, creative and innovative professional with extensive experience in Community Mobilisation, Development and Participation
Professional Recognition
Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) Fellow (2010 – Date): The OIYP Fellowship is awarded to young people with demonstrated experience, vision and commitment to working with others in their community to address injustice
Moremi Initiative Fellow (2009 – Date): The Fellowship is awarded to 25 upcoming women leaders and professionals who have proved to be innovative and outstanding in their carriers
Tilitonse Theatre for Development Professionals (2007 – Date): An intellectual programme designed to equip Theatre for Development Practitioner with current theories and practices in theatre theories and practices in theatre.
Taking it Global and Global Youth Coalition against Aids Membership (2007 – Date): An online organisation where young professionals interact to share, explore and initiate professional advancement
Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Fellow (2012 – Date): The LEAD programme provides qualified individuals exciting opportunities to develop their experience, knowledge and skills and to serve as development practitioners. The practice areas are Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction and the MDGs, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment & Energy, and the substantive area of HIV/AIDS.
She is motivated by the ability of people who are able to improve their social status when motivated to change their social values and norms by proper sensitization. And therefore believes that the rural communities have all the indigenous knowledge and skills to live successful development oriented lives if rural development experts implement the right programs, with the right strategies and use the proper communication channels.

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My Vision for the Future:
Women participating in development issues

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Breese's picture

Welcome, Takondwa!

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 185 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

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I look forward to hearing your voice!

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Dear friend It’s my pleasure

Dear friend
It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed.
Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation.
Follow the link for getting started guide.
Do you know you can be a voice on Rio20? Pls, follow this link and be it.
Warm Hug !
From Nepal

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Thank you so much!

i will try to explore that!



Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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Dear Fatima

Thank you so much for your kind message.

With warm regards,


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