Centre for Development Studies was established in 2018 and officially registered by the Malawi Government in 2019 September. It constitutes a pioneering independent, private company on consulting, research and training in various courses ranging from Sustainable Management to Community Development and Project Management.

We believe that having some well-qualified personnel any organisation has an edge over its industry competitors.  Our focus is to make sure that we deliver courses which are both relevant and equip people to stand out in the community in this world where job markets are becoming more competitive.  Our motto is “unlock your intellect by providing capacities for sustainable growth”.


As an institution we believe in the synergies.  We believe that for us to make an impact there is need to have other players that will propel our Vision, Mission and Core Values in delivering best and industry based materials which will remain relevant now and in future.  In short our courses are sustainable.  In line with this we have partnered with Tiphunzire.com a local based Learning Management System design company to have our courses accessed through their platform.  This means that our courses can be accessed both locally and globally.

Profile of the Founder

Mr. Joseph Chipimpha Mughogho is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center.  He holds a master of Science in Rural and Community Development, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Diploma in Project Management.  He has also attended several courses in Sustainable Development. Mr. Joseph C. Mughogho carries with him a working experience spouting to 30 years in both private and not-for profit organisations.  He has worked in Finance, Administration and Project Management. 

Welcome to Center for Development Studies and we hope to see you enrolling for one of our prestigious courses and you won’t regret.

Bank Details

Account Name: Centre for Development Studies
Account Number: 2502007152
Bank Name: First Capital Bank Malawi
Branch: Lilongwe
Swift Code: FRCGMWMW
Address: P.O. Box 234, Lilongwe - Malawi

Optional: Western Union/Money Gram: Joseph Chipimpha Mughogho

Contact Us

P.O. Box 234, Lilongwe, Malawi
Cell: +265 888 591264 / +265 999 537161
Email: info@devcentremw.comjchipimpha@gmail.com
Website: www.devcentremw.com

Project Proposal Writing Skills
Joseph Mughogho

Project Proposal Writing Skills

Writing proposals for funding is one of the most crucial aspects of any NGO.  Proposals are important for any organisation, as they decide the success or failure of any organisation.  No matter how big or small your organisation is you cannot get away from writing a project proposal.  As  an NGO staff, you might be aware that the primary purpose of a project proposal is to convince any donor agency to fund your project.  It is thus important for you to write a proposal that is innovative, practical and methodological.

The Price for the Course: USD 75