Professor Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa
BSoc.Sc (Econ), MPhil (Econ), Ph.D (Econ)
Chairman and Managing Director
Consultant in Economic Studies
Ephraim Chirwa is Professor of Economics in the Department
of Economics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.
Prior to joining the University of Malawi he worked as an economist
at the Reserve Bank of Malawi and as an Information and Research Manager
at the Malawi Chambers of Commerce and Industry.He has wide experience in
research and consultancy activities at local
and international level. His primary research interests are in industrial
economics, competition policy, productivity analysis, privatization,
financial and capital markets, rural financial institutions and poverty
He has researched and done consultancies in industrial and competition
policy in Malawi, structural adjustment programmes and the poor, food
security and nutrition interventions, food marketing liberalization,
development of rural financial institutions, financial sector reforms,
privatization of state-owned enterprises and technical efficiency in
Malawian agriculture. Some of his works have been published in journals
and as book chapters, and has presented papers at
several conferences in Malawi and abroad.
He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and Ph.D in Economics from the University of East Anglia
Dr Peter M. Mvula
BSoc.Sc (Econ & Soc), MPS (Int. Dev), Ph.D (Dev Studies)
Managing Director - Field Operations
Consultant in Socio-economic
Peter Mvula is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi.
He is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher with more than 20 years of experience in
socio-economic surveys. His areas of interest include livelihood analysis, gender analysis, social protection
and safety nets,food security and nutrition, qualitative and quantitative surveys.
He holds a Master of Professional Studies (International Development), Cornell University,
United States of America (concentrating on Food Policy Analysis and the Assessment of Nutritional
Status of a Population) and PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.