Ellen Chilemba


Chmba (Ellen Chilemba) is a DJ, producer and activist. She is the founder of Tiwale, a women’s centre in Malawi supporting girls/women through economic and educational opportunities. Chmba started Tiwale at 17 years-old to end the vicious cycle of child marriage. Tiwale has supported over 250 women in educational and vocation skills training opportunities. Chmba has since shifted to curating music educational and collective safe spaces for women and LGBTQ+ Africans. For her work, she was named Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year, Forbes’ Africa 30 Under 30, Ashoka Future Forward Winner, Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, Global Citizen Youth Advocate, One Young World Ambassador, and Commonwealth Awardee for Excellence in Development



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SEWF 2019


Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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See a list of speakers from around the world to present, debate and share ideas at SEWF 2019

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

We have exciting events throughout the SEWF week, read more about our interesting side events

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