The Board of Directors of Democracy Works Foundation, along with the Board of Directors of DWF Malawi, announces with sadness the passing of Rev. Patrick Semphere this morning (21 January 2021) at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Rev. Semphere served on the Board of Directors of Democracy Works Foundation – Malawi and was the Chairperson of the Malawi Human Rights Commission.  He also consulted widely for UN agencies—UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP and ILO and managed donor-funded media projects with the World Bank, British High Commission, Commonwealth Education Fund, Canadian International Development Agency, Family Health International and Norwegian Church Aid. He was National Director of Trans World Radio for 8 years during which he coordinated radio projects in collaboration with international NGOs and as UN agencies.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the bereaved family.

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