Accomplished Malawi scholar Thandika Mkandawire to receive York University honorary degree in Canada

Accomplished scholar and professor of African Development at the London School of Economics, Thandika Mkandawire from Malawi will n October 14 2018 be conferrd an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the York University in Canada, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Professor Thandika Mkandawire

The letter from the University’s President which Nyasa Times has seen says, in conferring the degree, the Senate of York University wishes to recognize Mkandawire’s scholarship and research in development studies.

“Your international leadership, extensive experience in policy and advocacy, published works, and demonstrated excellence as an academic, in addition to your commitment to social justice, is commendable and serves as a model worthy of emulation by our graduands,” reads the letter.

Mkandawire  is a former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the first person to take on the new position of Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics.

A Swedish national of Malawian origin, he is an economist with many years’ experience in the promotion of comparative research on development issues. He was formerly Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa.

Mkandawire, who  has published broadly on the social sciences in Africa and on problems of policy-making, adjustment and democratisation; also served as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and has taught at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe.

He has held the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.

Mkandawire  studied economics at Ohio State University and the University of Stockholm. He holds a Doctorate in Letters from Rhodes University.

He did his Secondary studies at Zomba Catholic Secondary School.

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Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba
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How do you know that Malawi is a poor country, its when you see them discuss the home of a person rather than his work. Lets learn to concentrate on work rather than where a person comes from ,which is a waste of time as foreigners are taking over this country and you are busying saying this one is from south this one was from north etc……Zitithandiza chani zeminezi abale ….lets not pass bad behavior to our children but good virtues and values worthy emulating which can move this great nation forward.

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

You fool!!!! You can not compare Mathanyula with Thandika Mkandawire by far.Thandika got his PHds through hard work while,Mathanyula got them from heaven like manna.The Universities Thandika had gone through,Muthalika could not qualify atall to teach.The Washington University which he tought,students demonstrated for his lack of teaching qualifications.His brother Bingu was not even satisfied with his job in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education hence,his viciously failure to run the Nation.While at Blantyre Secondary School,Thandika used to write comments in the TSOPANO MAGAZINE of the NAC AND MCP of which Mathanyula could not while in the same School.Now that… Read more »

Bingu wa Mutharika
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Bingu wa Mutharika

Zi ma degree thoo koma alibe chilichonse, mnyumba kungodzadza ma book shelf anzawo achina Mulombwa,Mulli,Dzombe,Chilewe,Khondowe akuphaka money without ma degree

Jeremiah, the Prophet of Doom
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Jeremiah, the Prophet of Doom

We value things differently. Money is not everything. If you value the significance of your life by how much money and property you have, then you are one of the poorest souls I have ever seen in this life.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Ah! So this is the man among the many that have written extensively on the economy of Malawi from independence in 1964 up to the years of the Structural Adjustment Programmes administered by the Bretton Wood Institutions in the 1980s. Congrats, Mr. Thandika Mkandawire.

hambakahle kamdidi
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hambakahle kamdidi

Not “Mr” it is Professor! kkkkk

Aka
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Aka

Koma anzathu a ku mpoto, you are everywhere on this planet!This is the undeniable truth.

Bingu wa Mutharika
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Bingu wa Mutharika

Its true koma azikumbukira kumabwelera komwe achoka nkumakatukulako osamangokhalira kunyoza boma kuti silikutukula kumpoto yet eni akewo sakumbukira kwawo

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

They cannot come back home in view of the manner in which they are treated in Malawi. It is as if they do not belong to this country.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Wow

Kondwani
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Kondwani

There is only one Professor in Malawi and he is Professor Peter Mutharika, find another title to call these so called professors.

Professional Simurai
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Professional Simurai

Peter has failed to demonstrate himself as a professor, the reason is simple he has never worked at any industry related org, only teaching institutions where we talk a lot about theories and nothing practical, PROF THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE HAS WORKED at UN, CODERIA so he is a hands-on guy

Fred MWATHNGERE
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Fred MWATHNGERE

Takunydirani. Ciuta wabe namwe nyengo zose!!

Kibaki
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Kibaki

I happen to have met him just two weeks ago. so humble. si mu.lomwe uyu

Bond Namiaka
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Bond Namiaka

Winston Msowoya if you care to examine our history objectively you will find that at independence there were more non “Tumbuka”graduates when students were being examined from Cambridge. Against names like O Chirwa Charles Munthali Vincent Gondwe Goodal Gondwe Dr P Mwanza B Kaonga B Mtawali R Banda D Phiri Khonje there were non Tumbuka graduates like the Chona brothers the Bwanausi brothers D Kachikuwo A Madinga S Kakhobwe W Kazima R Mbaya G Bandawe J Nankwenya Dr Misomali Dr Chiphangwi Dr Chimphamba J Tembo J Magombo G Mangochi P Kalilombe W Chokani D Matenje W Deleza M Banda J… Read more »

GonapaDindi
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Nsanje siyabwino! Chi passage chosecho just to probe what ? Iwe ndi professor ? Show us ur Phds kkkkkk!

Mtumbuka wa Sakho
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Thank you for reminding these henyas. Infact the first Malawian graduate was Yao (John Chilembwe) But Yaos will never boast about that.

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