Zanji Valerie Sinkala

Zanji Valerie Sinkala is a multimedia journalist living in Zambia. She is currently working with International Anti- Corruption Conference, Transparency International in Germany and Journalism for Transparency (J4T) investigating COVID-19’s impact on housing and land for urban widows in Zambia. Earlier this year, she had the opportunity to work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation on reporting the COVID-19 Crisis in sub-Saharan Africa as a freelance reporter. She has worked with Transparency International Germany and Ashoka Africa on exposing land corruption in Africa through journalism and social accountability. She also worked for Pepeta Africa- a feminist movement in Africa that advocates for SRHR -reporting on Human Rights and Gender Justice. Until recently, she was working with JournAfrica in Germany on reporting on migration and urban development in Europe and Africa. Last year, she was named among the world's 100 best young media makers by British Council Scotland and was trained by the best media houses in UK. Additionally, in 2017 she was nominated for the Zambian Women of the Year Award, and last year received the Princess Diana Award for using journalism influentially and significantly in her humanitarian work. She is volunteering with United Nations, Restless Development and ActionAid as part of a global inter- agency youth working group on COVID 19 to help coordinate technical guidance, messaging and action related to the impact of the COVID 19 emergency on young people and the role young people can play in tackling the virus and its diverse humanitarian effects.

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