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Elizabeth Mkandawire

Country of origin: Malawi Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Social and Economic Sciences
2012 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Gender in food systems with a focus on men's involvement in gender equality and food and nutrition policy

Publications resulting from Research: 

Hendriks, S. L., Babu, S. C., Haggblade, S. and Mkandawire, E. 2020. What drives policy reform? A cross-country review of micronutrient policy change in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia. CAB International, 15(29): 1 – 14. doi: 10.1079/PAVSNNR202015029.

Mkandawire, E. and Hendriks, SL. 2019. “The role of the man is to look for food”: Lessons from men’s involvement in maternal and child health programmes in Rural Central Malawi. PlosOne 14(8): e0221623.

Mkandawire, E. and Hendriks, S. L. 2019. Men’s role in nutrition in Malawi. (Eds) A. Quisumbing, R. Meinzen-Dick, and J. Njuki. (In) Gender Equality in Rural Africa: From Commitments to Outcomes. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

Mkandawire, E. and Hendriks, S. L. 2018. A qualitative analysis of men’s involvement in maternal and child health as a policy intervention in rural Central Malawi. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(37): 1 - 13. doi:10.1186/s12884-018-1669-5.

Mkandawire, E., Hendriks, S L. and Mkandawire-Valhmu, L. 2018. A gender assessment of Malawi's National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan 2007 – 2012. Development Policy Review, 36(2): O634 – O656. doi:10.1111/dpr.12287.

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