Augustine Kamlongera is the Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID Strengthening Teacher Education and Practice (STEP) Activity in Malawi. As Deputy Chief of Party, Kamlongera provides leadership for the project in planning and implementing key activities including the development of workplans, tracking progress against objectives, and ensuring quality delivery.
Kamlongera has more than 30 years of experience leading efforts to build the capacity of Malawi’s educators, including two decades in senior positions with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and donor-funded projects. Recently, he led the National Reading Assessment Activity under Malawi YESA for three years 2019 to 2022. Previously, he served as the project manager of the Learning to Read Activity, a USAID-funded project of the African Centre of Communication for Development in Malawi. As COP of the Tikwere/Interactive Radio Instructions (IRI) Project, he led the successful effort to institute new instructional methods and teacher professional development for early grades. He also served as the education planning expert on the JICA-funded National Implementation Programme for District Education Plan Project, where he supported decentralization to the district level through a comprehensive capacity building program.
Kamlongera holds a PhD in international education from Manchester University.