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Prossy Kawala

2017 Fellow

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Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) Uganda

Prossy Kawala is a Media and Community Solutions expert with profound knowledge and skills in developing and promoting meaningful initiatives for community transformation and development. She co-founded the Center for Media Literacy and Community Development – CEMCOD, a Uganda-based non-profit organization transforming communities through the promotion of both media and community-led initiatives. As CEMCOD’s Director of Media Initiatives, Prossy’s specialties are media and information literacy, designing media & training packages that help young people, women, and communities at large in influencing their own development agendas through media and strengthening community voices in decision-making processes. Prossy has attended high-level capacity development trainings such as IREX’s Community Solutions Program, Wits University’s Radio Management Course, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Women Health and Opportunity Reporting, and DW’s MIL Train the Trainer, thereby advancing her leadership & management credentials and dedication to media & community work. She runs and curates TEDxNakaseroWomen events in Kampala, Uganda. She has 9 years’ experience working in the media as a news reporter, news anchor, news editor and now media trainer. Prossy holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Institute of Management, Science and Technology in Mbale, a Certificate in Public Administration from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies.