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Mr. William Chadza, Profile:

William Chadza serves as Executive Director at MwAPATA Institute, an independent Malawian-led policy think-tank that is aiming at accelerating the adoption of effective Malawian-led policies and programs to drive agricultural transformation.


As Executive Director, William is responsible for providing leadership in support of the Institute’s vision of being a world-class action-oriented policy institute. Prior to joining MwAPATA Institute, William worked in program management with local and international institutions on donor and Government of Malawi-funded programs in food security, climate change, natural resources, and human capital development.


William has a Master of Business Administration specializing in Corporate Governance from the Malawi Institute of Management. William is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in rural development and extension with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. His Ph.D. research interest is on understanding the catalytic role of emerging medium scale farmers in changing the agricultural landscape in Malawi.

Below is some of Chadza's contribution to research and publications:

The Potential for Megafarms to Transform Malawian Agriculture, MwAPATA Institute Working Paper No. 22/01


Transforming the Aquaculture Sector in Malawi: Key Lessons From the 2022 SADC Regional Fisheries Dialogue Side Event MwAPATA Institute Policy Brief No. 21


Cyclone Ana Impacts on Livelihoods and Agricultural Systems: Experiences and voices from Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts MwAPATA Institute Policy Brief No. 19


Redesigning the Affordable Inputs Program to Diversify and Sustain Growth, MwAPATA Institute Policy Brief No. 14


Policy Options for Smart Subsidies in Malawi, MwAPATA Institute Policy Brief No. 13


Does Subsidizing Legume Seeds Improve Farm Productivity and Nutrition in Malawi? MwAPATA Institute Working Paper No. 21/06


Impact of COVID-19 on Agri-food Systems in Malawi: Farm Level Analysis, MwAPATA Institute, Working Paper No. 20/02


Unlocking Policy Implementation Challenges: Lessons from the Agricultural Sector, MwAPATA Institute, Working Paper No. 20/03


Contributor to a Right to Food Guide (2019) as part of the Rethinking food security: Agro-food system change and the Right to Food in Southern Africa Project in Malawi, published by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa


Gender, Agriculture and Water Insecurity, ODI Insights, Overseas Development Institute, UK


Policy Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Malawi: A Review of Key Policies and Legislation


Strategies for Enhancing Law Compliance, Governance and Transparency: Study on Law Compliance, Governance and Transparency in the Forestry Sector in Malawi, prepared for FAO, National Forest Programme Facility Studies, Lilongwe, Malawi


Review of National Policies and Strategies related to Use of Wetlands and Climate Change: Case Study of Simlemba in Kasungu District, Malawi


Financing Adaptation to Climate Change in Malawi, a Case Study in Huse, M (2008), Financing the Cost of Climate Change: Two perspectives on who, what and how, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development; Norway


Evaluation of Forest Rules and By-Laws Related to Community Based Forest Management in Malawi


Institutional Framework for Community Based Forest Management in Malawi


Status of Implementation of Farmers’ Rights in Malawi, CEPA, prepared as Southern Africa regional input at the 2nd Governing Body meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture;


Forestry Legislation, Law Enforcement and Forest Dependent Communities in Malawi: A Case Study of Mwanza East / Neno South


Project Progress Review for the Sustainable Management of Indigenous Forests, SADC Regional Project

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