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  • On Wednesday night, 21st June, ActionAid Malawi (AAM) through its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) project engaged the Members of Parliament on the status of the establishment of Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).  Earlier this year, government approved of the establishment of the PBO and the Ministry of Finance has since allocated K70 million for recruitment of PBO staff in 2017/2018 National Budget Review

  • ActionAid Malawi (AAM) alongside four partners namely, Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) Youth Activista Malawi, Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) and DVV International this morning, 23RD April, 2018, kick-started the 2018 Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) under the theme: Accountability for SDG4 and Citizen participation: Keep Your Promises, with a resounding call on the Malawi Government to meaningfully invest in the education sector to attain Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.

  • The Minister of Health and Population, Honorable Atupele Muluzi, MP, has urged leaders in various capacities to use their roles to encourage people in the country to utilize the free tuberculosis (TB) testing services provided in a number of health facilities and the mobile clinic vans that are equipped with X-ray machines, in an effort to end TB.

  • This is a call for nominations for membership on the ActionAid Malawi (AAM), Board to fill 3 out of the 11 positions on the Board, from June, 2018, when the term of office of respective Board Members expires. Kindly see the PDF file below for details of the membership call.

  • ActionAid Malawi (AAM) on Monday, 22nd January, donated 148 Mountain Bicycles to Malawi Police Service (MPS) and Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare. Out of these, 126 bicycles went to (MPS) while Gender Ministry got 22.

  • Action Aid, in collaboration with Self Help Africa, Evangelical Association of Malawi, Plan International and ADRA, with funding from the European Union, will be implementing a programme called BETTER. BETTER with a total funding of €14.6 million with EU contributing €13.96 million is a five year programme that aims at increasing the resilience, food, nutrition and income security of 402,000 smallholder farmers in the 10 districts of Karonga, Chitipa, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhata-Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Mulanje. BETTER is part of the KULIMA (Kutukula Ulimi m’Malawi) Programme. 

    KULIMA Programme, with an estimated cost of €111 000 000,  is funded by the EU contributing €100 ,000 ,000, and jointly co-financed by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and German Cooperation. The BETTER programme has the following specific objectives; to strengthen agricultural extension services through 13,400 FFS groups in order to secure effective and productive services for smallholder farmers in 10 KULIMA districts; to increase the absorptive/anticipatory, adaptive and transformative capacities of 402,000 smallholder farmers to adapt to adverse effects of climate change and improve food security in 78 EPAs in 10 KULIMA districts; to improve food security for 402,000 farmers through effective livelihood diversification and technology transfer.

    Kindly open the PDF file below for details of the vacancies

  • ActionAid Malawi in consortium with Centre for Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW), will implement a 2 year project worth NOK12.5Million funded by The Norwegian Embassy in Malawi. The project is named ‘50:50 Campaign Programme-Increasing Women Political Participation and its main outcome is ‘Towards improved promotion and participation of women in leadership and decision making positions in Malawi. The Project will run from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2019. The Malawi Electoral Commission’s accredited gender focused   NGOs, UN Agencies and Parliamentary Women Caucus will participate in the implementation of the project.

     ActionAid invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill highly challenging and exciting positions that have arisen within the project.

    Kindly open the attached PDF file below for details of the vacancies

  • 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.

  • Rumphi District Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Network has called for the depoliticisation of constituency development fund (CDF) to ensure sustainability and community ownership of the fund.  

  • The wrong model for resilience: How G7- backed down drought insurance failed Malawi

  • 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.

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