Kondwani Wella
Improving access to information in southern Africa
Malawi
University of Sheffield
2012-2015
Information Studies
  • Kondwani was raised in Thyolo District, Malawi, in a village on the border of Malawi and Mozambique
  • He trained as a secondary school teacher and taught at Masongola Secondary School for two years.
  • Kondwani went on to pursue his Master's in Information Studies at the Robert Gordon University from 2007 to 2008.
  • He was nominated by the Canon Collins Trust to recieve a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue PhD in Information Studies at the University of Sheffield in 2015
  • Kondwani is passionate about increasing access to information and believes that this is a catalyst for socio-economic development.
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Greatest achievement: 

Participating in the advocacy campaign for library friendly copyright laws in Africa by being a member of Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) at WIPO in Geneva.

Professional interests: 

Information, research, technology, education

Current occupation: 
Librarian