Derrick Sinjela Curriculum Vitae
Derrick Sinjela Curriculum Vitae
I was born on the 23rd of May 1964 and I am currently Executive President of the Rainbow Newspaper Limited, which was incorporated on 13th November 2008 under the auspices of the Patents and Companies Registration Office (PACRO) in Lusaka, Zambia.
My parents were Mr. John Mbuye Sinjela and Mrs. Fides Nambeya-Sinjela
The family includes Gilbert Simwelu, Melody Nanjela, Davison Sinjela, Mildred, Grace Nanjela, Jane Nanjela, Collins Sinjela and I, Derrick Sinjela.
Initially, the Rainbow Newspaper was registered under the auspices of National Archives on 25th June, 2007, after our Consultant Salome Nakazwe did an elaborate establishment proposal for setting up a newspaper in 2006.
I have worked for both privately run and public media institutions. Soon after my training at Norma Jean School of Broadcasting and Public Relations, I initially was on industrial attachment with the Times of Zambia (TOZ). I was under the tutelage of News Editor, Enoch Ngoma, Features Desk Editors, Agnes Banda late, and Mildred Mpundu.
I later worked as a Correspondent for the Times of Zambia, soon after Graduating with a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. I was taught by Pastor Emmanuel, Fackson Nkandu, Pascalina Phiri and Dina Phiri.
I later moved to the National Mirror, a Christian Weekly Publication, jointly owned by the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) and the Zambia Episcopal Conference. At the national Mirror, I learnt the journalist ropes under the leadership of the late, Charles Mubambe, late Rueben Tonga, late Joseph Chanda, Juliet Ilunga and Moses Chitendwe.
While at the National Mirror, Francis Lungu, Precious Mwewa, Sarah Ngwenya, Lusubilo Gondwe and I, Derrick Sinjela, as Executive Directors of FRADES Media Alliance, worked tirelessly with Professor Fackson Banda’s Panos Southern Africa (Psaf) and Vainola Malan on a Poverty Reduction Communication intervention. It was conducted in Kalomo, Southern Province and after its completion, we reviewed the project through a live television open line debate Zambia national Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Television featuring World Food Programme Country Representative for Zambia, Request Muntanga and Late Grace Sialumba, the two Members of Parliament for Kalomo and Ms Drina Nyirenda, as Executive Director of Prevention Against Malnutrition (PAM).
The Poverty Reduction Media work was inspired by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Poverty Monitoring Programme ZNBC, while the FRADES intervention was tasked with bridging the gap between, Policy makers, implementors, parliamentarians and grassroots communities.
Besides being Executive President and Editor-in-Chief of the Rainbow Newspaper Limited (Zambia), I am currently writing and taking pictures for the Monitor and Digest, Weekly Angel, National Mirror, Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail, The Post, Guardian Weekly, The Supreme, Health Care Magazine, and The Tourism News.
In addition to these tasks, I work as Public Relations Officer for the Zambia Council for Social development (ZCSD) and Communications-In-Charge for the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross-Cathedral Corporate partnership Organising Committee.
I am also Secretary General of Journalists Against Piracy in Zambia (JAPIZ), Secretary General of the Zambia Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEME-Alliance), Vice-Chairperson of Gender and Media in Southern Africa (GEMSA) Lusaka Province in Zambia, Vice-Chairperson of the Anglican cathedral of the Holy Cross HIV/AIDS Drop-In-Centre, a Committee member of the Cathedral Health and Outreach Committee, and a Friend of the Anglican Boys Brigade.
MEDIA HOUSE DESIGNATION /YEAR
FRADES Media Alliance Executive Member 2002-Todate
News Z-MS-Zambia Media Committee and Photo-Journalist 2007 to date
National Mirror Photo-Journalist 2001September-2005 July/Correspondent
Times of Zambia Attachment/Correspondent 1999-2000/Contributor
Guardian Weekly Photo-Journalist 2005-to date
Monitor and Digest Contributing Photo-Journalist 2005-to date
The Advocate Contributing Photo-Journalist and Media owner 2006-2007
Sports Digest Contributing Photo-Journalist 2006-to date
Tourism News Contributing Photo-Journalist 2006-to date
Medical Missionary Press Editor-in-Chief October, 24th 2008 to date
Health care Magazine Photo-Journalist 2007 to date
Business Writers Forum Member/Photo-Journalist 2001 to date
The Anglican Cathedral Messenger Photo-Journalist 2007 to date
The Cathedral Web http://www.anglican-cathedral.org.zm Photo-Journalist 2002 to date
The Rainbow Newspaper Executive President and Editor-In-Chief 2006 to date
Training Workshops and Conferences Designation/Venue/Date
6th Zambia National Indaba (Convention) Delegate, Lusaka 17th-20th October 2003
Zambia National NGO Bill Conference ZCSD PRO/Mulungushi November 5th 2007
Highway Africa Media Conference Port Elizabeth, South Africa Sept 6th-14th 2006 http://www.zoopy.com , / highways-feast-of-fashion-photos, http://www.zoopy.com/sinjela2011
Highway Africa Media Conference Port Elizabeth, South Africa Sept 10th-12th 2007 http://www.zoopy.com/sinjela2011
ZAMCOM Web Designing Course by Yese Bwalya yese.bwalya@
Press Association of Zambia (PAZA) Media and Gender Mainstreaming 19th Dec 2002 by gracebwalya@ at Blue Crest Hotel, Kabulonga , Lusaka
National Economic Diversification Media Partnership on Poverty Alleviation in Kalomo, Southern Province September 2002-ZNBC Television Programme, World Bank-IMF-Panos, Members of Parliament and PAM Bridging the Gap-Grassroots Communities anchored by FRADES Media Alliance-Francis Ndovi
Education and Academic Qualifications
Woodlands A Primary School 1972 to 1978
Chisengalubwe Primary school (Arrakan Army Barracks) 1979
Chilenje B Primary School (Night Junior Secondary School Certificate) 1980-1983
Kamwala Secondary School GCE-)-Levels English and Commerce January 1989
Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations Norma Jean School of Broadcasting and Public Relations 1998-1999 Sponsored by Tenthani Mwanzah’s National Democratic Party (NDP) and Lloyd Choongo, Brighton Choongo and Kambole Nanyangwe-Chongo
Post Election, Media and Governance, Africa Literature Centre, Mindolo Ecumenical Centre, Kitwe, Copperbelt Province 2nd -4th October 2002.
Gender and Media in southern Africa (GEMSA) –Gender Links-ZAMCOM IT for Advocacy Workshop 18th-21st July 2005 hosted at Zambia Mass Communication Education Trust, Lusaka, Zambia.
XV (15th) International AIDS Conference Bangkok, Thailand 11th-16th July 2004 sponsored by World Bank and Panos-London-Southern Africa through the auspices of Media AIDS Communication Network (MACnet) Zambia Walter Otis Tapfumaneyi firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.panos.org.zm
ZAMCOM Certificate in Election Reporting Training Workshop 8th August -16th 2006
Gender Links-ZAMCOM Certificate of Completion-Business Unusual , Gender and Economy in Zambia 10th August 2006.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services (Zambia) workshop on the Role of the Media in the fight Against Piracy and Counterfeit 6th May 2006 at ZAMCOM Lodge, Lusaka, Zambia.
Elected secretary General of Journalists Against Piracy in Zambia (JAPIZ) May 6th 2006
Monitor and Evaluation (M&E) Certificate of Attendance 13th -17th February, 2006, Kafue Gorge, Zambia USAID-PACT Zambia.
Certificate of Induction in Adherence to Mine Security Regulations Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) by Dr Sixtus Mulenga and Augustine Seyuba August 17th 2005
American Center Certificate in Photo-Journalism 22nd -26t—2003
ZAMCOM Certificate in Photo-Journalism April 28th –may 9th 2003, Lusaka Zambia
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Certificate of Attendance Workshop Media Practitioners 23rs April 2003 at Blue Crest Hotel, Kabulonga, Lusaka, Zambia.
WOFA-1st International African HIV/AIDS Conference 28th November -30th November 2007 at Palm royal Beach Hotel, Accra Ghana under rainbow Newspapers
Ambassador of Peace Certificate-Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, Lusaka Zambia
Certificate Sports Reporting Training Workshop-Coca-Cola and ZAMCOM 5th -6th July 2006
Dr Joseph Kasonde jkasonde@ Executive Director, ZAMFOHR-Health Care Magazine
Dr Canicius Banda, bandacanisius@ , e_angige@ Spokesperson, Ministry of Health, Ndeke House, Lusaka, Zambia
Salome Nakazwe, sallynaks@ Development Consultant for Rainbow Newspaper limited, Lusaka Zambia
Derrick Sinjela Sinjela@ , derricksinjela@ , rainbownews2007@ rainbownews@
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