Joint Malawi Cross Party Group (CPG) & All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malawi (APPG)

UK time 18:00 – 19:30 Malawi time 19:00 – 20:30
Location The Scottish Parliament's David Livingstone Room and on Zoom

Joint Malawi Cross Party Group (CPG) & All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malawi (APPG)

Please read the minutes of the previous CPG here.

The Aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy

Over 2.2 million people in Malawi have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy, with loss of life, injury and nearly 660,000 people displaced. The Cyclone has also caused significant disruption to shelter, agriculture, food security, transport, education, health, and the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

This meeting was Chaired by Alexander Stewart, MSP, the joint CPG/APPG had the following Speakers:

Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA). With the support of DoDMA’s Commissioner, Charles Kalemba, the CPG heard of Malawi’s priorities and needs post cyclone from DoDMA’s Fyaupi Mwafongo, Deputy Director Response, Fedson Chikuse, Deputy Director Preparedness and Madalitso Mwale, Chief Disaster Response Officer. The delegate's joined online from Malawi.

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s Dr Blessings Kachale was in Blantyre, Malawi when the cyclone hit and back in Scotland, where Blessings lives, has been instrumental in SCIAF’s disaster relief response.

Malawi guests:

Malawi Fruits’ Development Executive, Atusaye Kayuni on the impact on Agriculture in Malawi and on Malawi Fruits’ work.

The Mamie Martin Fund’s Country Director, Mercy Sibande, visiting from Malawi spoke of her organisation’s work in supporting the secondary education of girls in Malawi.

(Links to organisation profiles below):
DoDMA & Government of Malawi Response Plan to Cyclone


Malawi Fruits

Mamie Martin Fund

Thank you to all the attendees for joining us on this special occasion.

Resources for the meeting

CPG Agenda Malawi 17 May 23

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