Charles Kajoloweka

Location: Mzuzu, Malawi
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Charles Kajoloweka is a human rights activist and the founder and executive director of Youth and Society (YAS), a human rights NGO in Malawi. At 29 years of age, he has enjoyed eight years’ experience in human rights advocacy, providing leadership in program designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and in resource mobilization. He is currently project manager of two governance and human rights projects: the Malawi National Youth Policy project and the Natural Resource Justice project, that protect the rights of indigenous communities around Viphya forest. A former student union leader at university, he is the current adviser to the American Ambassador to Malawi on youth issues. After the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Kajoloweka plans to establish a Youth Civic Leadership Program aimed at empowering 300 potential young civil society leaders, the new voices to strengthen civil society in Malawi and spur sustainable development.

Blog Entries

Precinct Fellow Hosts Stakeholders’ Conference on Public Sector Reforms in Malawi

Youth and Society (YAS) in partnership with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP – Diocese of Mzuzu), and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) on May 26, 2016 hosted a stakeholders dialogue on Public Sector Reform Program under implementation by the Government of Malawi. Charles Kajoloweka, […]

Charles Kajoloweka on Ethics

2015 Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow Charles Kajoloweka talks on leadership, ethics, and the importance of fighting civic corruption.

Charles Kajoloweka – YALI Impact Story

Charles Kajoloweka is a YALI 2015 Fellow from Mzuzu, Malawi. Through his NGO, Youth & Society Malawi, Charles is working to educate the impressive population of young people in Malawi on their crucial role as citizens. “A young person should not look at him or herself as a beneficiary, […]