In memoriam: Remembering Thandika Mkandawire

By Moses Khisa The world is in lockdown, is the universally trending word. The raging global pandemic has seized every space and captured everyone’s imagination. It is sombre times. The focus all around the world is on wrestling down the current nightmare of a disease so unconventional in its contagion and unprecedented in unleashing fear.…

Thandika: Death robs Africa of a brilliant mind

Thandika: Death robs Africa of a brilliant mind

By MICHAEL CHEGE With the death of Professor Thandika Mkandawire of Malawi on March 27 in Stockholm, Africa has lost its premier thinker on economic development and national governance issues, just when his thinking would have been sought on the imminent disaster that now faces the continent from Covid-19 and a record global economic downswing.…

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance on the passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Senior Fellow, mentor and friend. The School would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Professor Mkandawire’s wife, Kaarina Klint, his children, grand-children, family and friends, many whom are former students. An esteemed African intellectual, scholar and development…

UPDATE ON THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE'S TRIBUTES / MISE À JOUR SUR LES HOMMAGES A THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE

Colleagues, As part of the initiative to honour the memory of Prof. Thandika Mkandawire, the third Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, the Council will transform the online Book of Condolences into a digital archive of Thandika’s work. Already, the Council is digitizing Thandika’s hard copy work for this purpose. A comprehensive bibliography of Thandika’s work was shared and a revised…

Hommage du CODESRIA à Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020): Chercheur, mentor et bâtisseur d'institutions

Hommage du CODESRIA à Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020): Chercheur, mentor et bâtisseur d'institutions

Le 27 mars 2020, le CODESRIA a annoncé la triste nouvelle du décès du Professeur Thandika Mkandawire, décès survenu après une brève hospitalisation à Stockholm le 24 mars 2020. Thandika, comme il l’appelait affectueusement appelé par ses amis et collègues, jeunes et vieux, sera inhumé demain 15 avril 2020 à Stockholm lors d’une cérémonie privée…

Thandika Mkandawire in memoriam

Thandika Mkandawire was a globally prominent thinker, a lifelong learner and an inspiration to generations of scholars. He questioned mainstream thinking about development and warned against the dangers of generalization. The importance of his work cannot be enough emphasized, write four consecutive Directors of the Nordic Africa Institute. Thandika Mkandawire, 1940 – 2020 “Running while…