Celebrating the Life and Thought of Thandika Mkandawire

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Celebrating the Life and Thought of Thandika Mkandawire

4 October 2022 | Shaw Library, London School of Economics

The Department of International Development will hold a Memorial and Symposium in remembrance of our esteemed colleague, Prof. Thandika Mkandawire, whose illuminating and engaged approach to Development Economics has inspired generations of African and Africanist scholars, students, policymakers and development practitioners. We invite you to join us in commemorating Prof. Mkandawire’s life and innovative contribution to development thinking.

Memorial will be held in the morning of 4 October from 10.00am to 11.30am in the Shaw Library, and a Symposium will be held in the afternoon of 4 October from 1.30-4.30pm in the Shaw Library.

Please register which event you would like to attend, and if you wish to attend in person or online. View the memorial programme here.

The Thandika Fund

The Department of International Development is pleased to announce the Thandika Mkandawire Visiting Lecture, an annual initiative to support a brief visit and public lecture by an innovative African scholar working on development-related issues. Contributions in memory of Thandika to extend this initiative to increase the number of scholars and where possible the length of research visits are welcomed through the following link.

Symposium Programme:

Thandika Symposium


Bibliography of Professor Mkandawire's work

LSE condolences page for Professor Mkandawire

Thandika Mkandawire Memorial Lecture on Monday 10 October 2022 (Hosted by UNRISD/UNISA/CODESRIA)

CODESRIA Bulletin, Nos 2 & 3, 2020 - Special Issue - Tributes to Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020)

The special issue of the Journal of African Transformation