Raphael Kumwenda is a broadcaster with more than 10 years’ experience, with a focus on producing developmental programs. He currently works for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation  as a producer, with responsibilities including program development and production for radio and television. One of his weekly programs, “Government Forum” seeks to enlist responses from Government ministers on various public concerns. Previously, Raphael worked as a paralegal officer for the Legal Resources Foundation for more than 5 years where he provided pro bono legal aid services and managed the Legal Advice Center in a Matero, one of the most populated constituencies in Lusaka. He contributes regularly to a publication of human interest stories in a monthly bulletin called the LRF News and participates in raising human rights awareness issues on national radio. Raphael has studied media at the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication Educational Trust and World Bank Institute, and has a certificate in Law from the University of  Zambia. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, Raphael hopes to apply new skills and knowledge acquired to enhance his efforts at work and in the community to advance good governance practices and promote development.