Antonie Chigeda is the Executive Director of Imagine Worldwide Malawi, a subsidiary of Imagine Worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience in teacher development, e-learning, and education technology research, Antonie leads our groundbreaking work to scale child-directed, tech-enabled learning to every primary school learner in Malawi.
Antonie has been part of the evolution of education technology in Malawi since 2015, when he was lead collaborator with the University of Nottingham in researching the impacts of the digital learning program, Unlocking Talent, in Malawi. He continued to lead evaluations on the efficacy of the tablet-based program in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and eventually for Imagine Worldwide as Africa Region Director. His work has directly contributed to the Government of Malawi’s decision to expand the use of education technology nationwide.
Prior to joining Imagine, Antonie spent 17 years as a Lecturer in Education, teaching and training teachers at the University of Malawi-Chancellor College, where he also served as Director for the E-Learning Center and played a key role in negotiating projects to support the effective delivery of online and distance learning programs in Malawi and elsewhere in Africa.
Antonie has led and participated in research and digital learning project evaluations in partnership with several organizations, including VSO Malawi, World Vision Malawi, the World Bank, the European Union, and the Commonwealth of Learning, among others. He has presented his work at local and international conferences in the USA, UK, Greece, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, and Malawi.
Antonie holds a B.Ed from the University of Malawi, an M.Ed in Education Policy and Planning from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, an M.Phil in Philosophy of Education from Moi University in Kenya, and a PhD in Democracy and School Governance from Kyoto University in Japan.