Our Malawi sister network
The Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) is our sister organisation: the Malawi-owned and Malawi-led network which exists to support Malawi's many civil society links with Scotland.
MaSP is key to our model of a coordinated, impactful and dignified two-way civic partnership between our two nations. It is a membership umbrella body like the SMP, which any Malawian individual or organisation with a link to Scotland can join. It exists to support the work of its members with Scotland by:
- Disseminating information
With a fortnightly members' email bulletin giving all the latest news and information relevant to Malawi's links with Scotland.
- Coordinating effort
MaSP hosts bi-annual thematic strand meetings and regular regional cluster meetings to support Malawian organisations linked to Scotland to come together, share learning and discuss priorities.
- Listening to Malawi
MaSP supports regular consultations, through these and its regular forum discussions, MaSP is able to really listen to the needs and priorities of its members: what's working well with Scotland, and what could be improved.
- Supporting government engagement
MaSP is itself non-governmental but has a good working relationship with the Government of Malawi and, through the SMP, the Scottish and UK Governments. It is able to effectively represent its members' priorities with government and facilitate channels for members to communicate directly with government.
- Representing Scottish links
MaSP works to represent Malawi's links with Scotland in the Malawian media, supporting and promoting its members' work. It also helps represent the civic bilateral relationship amongst key partners.
- Supporting visits
MaSP is active supporting Malawians preparing to visit Scotland and also assists dozens of key Scottish visitors to Malawi.
- Supporting communication
MaSP has Communication and Resource Centres in Mzuzu and Blantyre to help its members further from the centre of the country communicate with their Scottish partners. Computers are available to use, free of charge for MaSP members, to email, Skype, print and access key information and resources.
For more information on our sister organisation, including upcoming events please visit the MaSP website.
Any Malawian organisation that has a link to Scotland can be a member of the Malawi Scotland Partnership. It's completely free and open to all. Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stella joined Malawi Scotland Partnership in February 2020. She is responsible for the management of the partnership’s work and is managed by the Board of Directors. Much of Stella’s work is focused on strategic development of the organization, engagement with the respective government departments and ministries, and external partnership working.
Stella is very passionate on international Trade.
She likes jogging, swimming, joking and believes Malawi has the potential to develop if we empower women and youths economically.
Linda joined Malawi Scotland Partnership in August 2019 as the Programme Officer. She is responsible for assisting in developing, managing and evaluating various programme elements within MaSP. She is also a liaison person between MaSP and its stakeholders.
Linda holds a Masters Degree in Development Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Education both from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.
Mphatso joined Malawi Scotland Partnership in March 2013 as Finance Associate reporting to the then finance Manager.
In June 2017, Mphatso rose to the post of Finance and administration officer and started reporting to the MaSP CEO where his duties includes production of monthly management and annual financial reports, budget tracking, overall responsibility for all aspects of financial management and internal controls, preparation of annual budgets, development and implementation of relevant financial policies in liaison with the CEO. He is also responsible in ensuring that there is uninterrupted operations at the secretariat, and the three communication and resource centres in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre
He holds an accounting I.C.A.M Diploma and he is also studying towards the completion of his Bachelors Degree in Applied Accounting, Audit and Information systems (BAAA-IS) at Malawi College of accountancy.
Southern Region Coordinator
Ruth joined Malawi Scotland Partnership in 2014 as a Communication and Resource Centre Assistant for the Blantyre CRC and later promoted to her recent position because of hardworking and dedication on her work.
She is a holder of a Degree in Business Administration major in Strategic Management and also a holder of Certificate in Computer engineering (Software and Hardware).
Ruth has a vast experience working with both grass root and international organisations as her work involves coordinating the southern region Partnerships and activities at the same time making sure that there is communication and networking between partners. As a regional Coordinator she makes sure that l communication and resource centre is well equipped to support members work locally. In her work Ruth provides success stories from members to be published in the news bulletin which is published every Friday.
She also works to inspire the youths who are engaged with MaSP through the school partnership and other programs.
Prior to MaSP Ruth worked as a sales executive for Medsurge.
Northern Region Coordinator
Mtameni joined MaSP in January 2020 as a Communications Intern and after working for 6 months he later moved to Mzuzu in August 2020, to take up the post of Northern Region Coordinator. He manages the MaSP website, membership database and social media platforms aimed at increasing awareness of Malawi’s links with Scotland and also works to inspire the next generation to be engaged with Scotland though the Schools and Youth Program.
Mtameni has a passion for the use of digital media as a tool for Development and is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University Of Malawi With A Focus on Communication, Philosophy and Music. Mtameni loves to read, sing, travel and have deep conversations with random strangers.