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Build Back Better after Malawi Floods

After the March 2019 floods, the World Food Programme is supporting 20,000 families to prevent future weather disasters. “My house was demolished, and my crops were washed away during the floods. We lived in a camp for two months. While Read More

US Ambassador visits Dzaleka Refugee Camp

The new United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott on Wednesday 9 October visited Dzaleka Refugee Camp which is managed by the Government of Malawi and supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During the Read More

More uniforms equals more children in school

In Malawi, 20.1% of the population cannot afford to meet basic needs and are classified as ultra- poor (IHS4). The Government of Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme, which was introduced in 2006, supports the poorest families in all 28 districts. Read More

A second chance for girls in Malawi

Mangochi district in southern Malawi is well renowned for being a popular tourist destination. However, the district has its problems too, as it has one of the highest primary school dropout rates in the country. Girls are at a particularly Read More

O3 programme on sexuality education launched

On 10 October 2019, UNESCO officially launched a new phase of the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) Programme in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Science, Education and Technology and the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe. The event Read More

Spotlight Initiative orients district commissioners

The Spotlight Initiative recently conducted an orientation meeting for District Commissioners from the six implementing districts of Malawi. Speaking when she graced the occasion, the Director of Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mercy Read More

National Agriculture Fair: Women farmers on the move

Gilia Hara stands at the UN stall enthusiastically explaining the process of making cooking oil from sunflowers as two women farmers from Kasungu fervently write down instructions. Hara is a 48-year-old farmer from Mpherembe, Mzimba in northern Malawi. She has Read More

Moving forward to empower women farmers

UN Women launched a Standard Bank Group funded project, known as  “Contributing to the Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa Through Climate Smart Agriculture” on 22 October 2019 in Nsalu, Lilongwe West. The project will seek to close the gender Read More