Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism on her mission to Malawi.
This report outlines UNAIDS Malawi’s achievements on strengthening coordination; developing strategic information to guide and target the response; engaging in policy and advocacy work at all levels of leadership; working to mobilise resources, while ensuring that investments are efficient and effective; engaging with civil society and community models of service delivery; and supporting Malawi to ensure, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that the HIV response is human rights based, gender responsive and that it does not leave anyone behind.
The National Plan of Action for Combating Gender Based Violence (NPA) which follows the national gender based response initiatives which were implemented from 2002 to 2007 and reviewed for 2008 to 2013, is essential to the effort, and provides a comprehensive, multi-sectoral and sustained blueprint for ending violence against women, men, girls and boys.
The policy acts as a guide for integrating climate change into development planning and implementation by all stakeholders at local, district and national levels in order to foster the country's socio-economic growth and subsequently sustainable development. The goal of the National Climate Change Management Policy is to create an enabling policy and legal framework for a pragmatic, coordinated and harmonized approach to climate change management. The Policy provides strategic direction for Malawi's priorities for climate change interventions and outlines an institutional framework for the application and implementation of adaptation, mitigation, technology transfer and capacity building measures.
The National Irrigation Policy aims at addressing critical issues affecting the irrigation sector that include spatial and temporal water shortages; customary land tenure disputes; and, poor operation and maintenance of infrastructure.
The National Agriculture Policy (NAP) advocates sustainable agricultural productivity and production, mechanization of agriculture market development, agro-processing and value-addition, among others. The specific objective of the NAP is to guide Malawi to achieve transformation of the agriculture sector. More specifically, the NAP guides the country towards increasing production, productivity, and real farm incomes.
The government of Malawi, with support from UN, launched National Registration and Identification System (NRIS). The initiative aims to mass register and issue identity cards to 9 million Malawian citizens in the course of 2017.