Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Featured Member for the Month of May: Frank Aman Mawenya

Frank PassportCurrently working as a News reporter at The Guardian Ltd attached to The Guardian on Sunday newspaper in Dar es Salaam, Frank Aman Mawenya has had several years of experience as a media professional.

Having trained as a Journalist at the Time School of Journalism (TSJ) in Dar es Salaam with a Diploma in Journalism, he has successfully performed roles as a News writer and editor, TV and Radio producer as well as a photo journalist with several media organisations.

Before the Guardian, Frank Aman Mawenya worked as a Retained correspondent at Mwananchi Communication Limited attached to The Citizen newspaper and has had Field attachment at Mwananchi Communication Limited. In 2010, he was a Radio presenter at Radio Sibuka fm in Dar es Salaam where had also previously been on Field attachment.

Describing himself as fast learning, creative, innovative and self-motivated person, Frank has garnered a long list of key competences that include developing both internal and external PR activities like newsletters, developing Public Affairs programming for radio and television, Providing expert publishing on blogs, social news, video/photo sharing, social networking applications and viral marketing campaigns with an ability to draft or review website content of company along with digital strategies and social media.

Chief amongst Frank Mawenya’s interests are issues bordering on Gender and Reproductive Health. In 2007, he attended a seminar for counseling about HIV/AIDS and building health future organized by Creative Positive Relation Inc (CPR) under the direction of Reconciliation Hope Ministry (RHM) in Burundi.

He also, in 2014, attended a training on Gender oriented Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights organized by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).

Frank has over the years exhibited a more keen interest in deploying his reporting skills to championing equity and accountability in extractive resource management in his home country and across Africa – An interest that has seen him receive expert training in reporting on Oil and Gas issues conducted by Penplusbytes and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in Accra Ghana.

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