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Personal Statement

Elita Chamdimba is a Sociologist / Social Work/ Gender expert who since 2018, has been a Research Fellow at the University of Malawi’s Centre for Social Research (CSR). Elita is currently in the 2nd year of her PhD in Social Work at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She’s also the founder and former director (2014 - 2022) of Little Big Prints, a youth organization in Zomba (southern Malawi) equipping and supporting young women in rural secondary schools. For her PhD thesis Elita is focusing on the lived experiences of young people with albinism in Malawi and their sense of belonging and social connectedness. Elita’s areas of expertise are rural development, girls’ education, gender and youth, and intra-household power dynamics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, University of Nordland

Award Date: 15 May 2017

Bachelor of Social Science, UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

Award Date: 14 Oct 2014

External positions


1 Aug 2021 → …


  • Adolescents
  • Global South
  • Youth at risk
  • Belonging
  • Lived experiences
  • Young People
  • Africa


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