James Gondwe is a Community Development student, a youth worker, human rights, environmental, climate justice activist from Malawi. He has a strong background in youth work; youth development project planning and Youth Capacity Building programmes; Community mobilization; Human Rights and advocacy; HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change; obtained from over five years of Involvement in development project activities.

He is the founder and Executive Director of Centre for Youth and Development, a non Profit Youth organization working in Malawi to stimulate youth’s interest to take action on issues affecting them. He has for several years worked in the Development field with strong focus on children and Youths in Government and Non Governmental Organizations. He works fulltime with EveryChild Malawi as Community Development, Advocacy and Communications Officer. He started working with Network of African Youths for Development towards COP17 held in Durban as Publicity Officer, responsible for producing NAYD communication and promotion materials. Ever since he has been blogging and developing NAYD promotion materials.