ActionAid Malawi (AAM) has asked the country’s media to dedicate more efforts in reporting on Early Childhood Development (ECD), saying the programme is critical to laying a foundation for the nation’s future. AAM Executive Director, Grace Malera, made the remarks during the official opening of the day-long media workshop on ECD on Thursday 16th November, in Lilongwe.
ActionAid Malawi (AAM) says challenges affecting the education sector in Malawi could be mitigated if the country becomes aggressive in domestic resource generation. AAM NORAD Project coordinator, Yandura Chipeta, made the remarks Monday, 13th November, at the Parliamentary Engagement on Education Financing meeting organized by Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC).
In an effort to facilitate access to justice for women and girls facing violence around Lilongwe peri-urban, Lilongwe Urban Women Forum (LUWF), one of the partners under ActionAid Malawi (AAM) and Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM) last Friday signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two parties legally empower women and girls to end violence.
A biofuel currently considered a green, renewable alternative to oil could cause up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels, a study by the RSPB, ActionAid and Nature Kenya has revealed.The report comes as petroleum once again climbs above $100 a barrel, pushing the demand for biofuel sky high.
Nsanje District has for the past years been a recurrent flooding area during the rainy season. The floods have a devastating effect to the people in Nsanje. When the Shire River bursts its banks, houses are destroyed, livestock and crops are damaged and the roads become impassable. A rise in the cases of waterborne diseases is another major threat.
All children are vulnerable, the poor especially so. In Malawi, a lot of children are unable to go to nursery school because they have no one to pay for their school fees. Worst still some of these children are orphans and live in child headed households and the financial hardships they face make it impossible to enroll their dependants to a nursery school. Children need high quality child care with warm, responsive, skilled providers and caregivers to promote their healthy development.