Magaret Sardake

Malawi Country Director

Margaret is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in program management and executive leadership in the international development sector. She has worked with a range of partners, including the World Bank, UN agencies, GIZ, INGOs, and local ministries, to deliver livelihood support programs to vulnerable youth and their communities.

Margaret has a proven track record in team leadership, and she possesses extensive technical expertise in program design, resourcing, implementation, context analysis, and risk-informed programming. Over the past 3 years, she has led the Malawi country programs for a global digital social enterprise, working with development partners to deliver communication for development campaigns across different sectors.

Margaret has also led teams of short-term experts to implement a GIZ-funded good agriculture practice program aimed at increasing productivity among smallholder farmers in selected value chains. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of the Free State in South Africa and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

In her free time, Margaret enjoys travelling and playing golf.