Kondwani Farai Chikadza joined the Department of Political and Administrative Studies in December 2013 as a Lecturer. He holds a Master of Science degree in Governance and Development from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of Malawi.
Since joining the Department he has been teaching, Research Methods and Practice, Politics of Development, Local Government and Administration, and Organisation Theory and Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a very hard working person with a great deal of passion with research, policy advocacy and capacity development in the areas of social protection, democratic governance, local governance and administration, agriculture policy and food security as well as local level politics.
He has over the years offered research and consultancy services to a number of international and local organizations including but not limited to The SADC Lawyers Association (SADCLA), USAID-Famines and Early Warning Systems (FEWSNET), Chemonics International, STOP AIDS Now! Netherlands, DAN Church Aid Malawi, The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC), and The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD).In 2012 he served as Thematic Pillar Researcher for Transparency International’s National Integrity System (for Malawi) on Political Parties and The Electoral Management Body.
In September 2013 he was the annual recipient of The Antwerp Award for Development Cooperation, awarded by the Province of Antwerp in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Antwerp School of Tropical Medicine for his outstanding academic research on The Political Economy of Neopatrimonialism in Malawi’s Agriculture Sector- A Challenge for the Attainment of a 21Century Developmental State”.
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