Dean of Engineering,
University of Malawi

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Theresa Mkandawire is a Registered Civil Engineer with over 21 years’ experience lecturing at University level specialising in water and sanitation. Additionally, she has managed a number of civil and building works as well as having designed and supervised several structural works.

She has also managed projects targeted at low-income countries for different development partners. She leads and works effectively in partnerships with other institutions and manages large donor financed projects.

Theresa has experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project outputs and outcomes including influencing policy and practice. She has also been involved in climate change risk assessment for the Mpatamanga Hydropower project in Malawi.

She has held various positions in several public offices, including: Dean of Engineering, Secretary General of the Africa Engineering Deans Council, Council member for Mzuzu University, Senate Member for Malawi University of Science and Technology and first Vice President of the Malawi Institution of Engineers.

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