CMFD maintains are relatively small full-time staff, all of whom come from a wide range of backgrounds and are representative of the diversity of the work we do.

Daniel Walter (Director)

Founder and Director of CMFD Productions, Daniel’s work in radio has taken him across the continent. Daniel specialises in audio production and media training, and has worked with diverse groups – including professional journalists, political spokespeople, rural women, and children  - to produce radio dramas, magazine and feature programmes, and music. A trumpet player, he also uses music to create high-impact media programmes. Originally from Canada, Daniel has lived in Africa for over a decade and works in English, Portuguese and French, as well as producing in African languages.

Deborah Walter (Director)

Founder and Director of CMFD Productions, Deborah Walter specialises in participatory communication and print media. As Director of CMFD, she has worked extensively throughout Southern Africa on projects using media and communication for diverse social issues, including women’s rights, HIV/AIDS, gender, children, migration, etc. She specialises in using participatory communication within a wide variety of media, including print, radio, music and theatre. Deborah also develops materials and edits content for several clients, including a gender-based news service and website focused on development communication.

Cindy Dzanya (Projects/ Administrative Assistant)

CindyCindy has worked with CMFD Productions since 2003, and her most recent capacity as projects/administrative assistant since 2007. Among many other project-related tasks, Cindy oversees CMFD’s website, writes content, produces audio and sfx, and coordinates monthly bookkeeping. Cindy has conducted research related to media, drama development, and migration in South Africa, and been involved various CMFD projects in multiple capacities. She did her secondary education in Zimbabwe at St Columba’s High school. Along with English, Cindy speaks in Shona, Ndebele, and IsiZulu.

Emilio Langa (Projects Assistant/ Sound Engineer)

Emilio first worked with CMFD as part of the Alertas da Vida youth group that produced radio spots to raise awareness around human trafficking in Mozambique, as well as a theatre production dealing with youth and reproductive health. He has since produced numerous CMFD radio productions – Trading Places: Food Security Awareness, Madjuba: Quest for the Talisman, Bravos do Zambeze, the Crossroads series, and many more, as well as on site recording and production, such as with the Passo a Passo Digital Story project. A talented sound engineer, photographer, and music producer, Emilio leads CMFDs production work.

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