MaSP Youth Festival

We are delighted to promote and support the inspiring digital youth festival being organised by our fantastic sister network, the Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) in Malawi. The Festival principally targets young Malawians but there are lots of brilliant opportunities for Young Scots to get involved as well.

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Both the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) and MaSP are committed to the innovative use of digital technology to engage young people in both our nations in new and meaningful ways. We are keen to reach both young Malawians and young Scots in this way, so MaSP and the SMP are working together in mutual support and solidarity to this end. In March, the SMP hosts its annual Youth Festival/Congress: this is principally a Scottish-led endeavour, supported by MaSP, with a main focus on engaging young Scots. Then in September/October, MaSP has its own inspiring Digital Youth Festival, supported by the SMP, with a strong focus especially on engaging young Malawians. In this way, both nations are able to reach out meaningfully and engage young people, working within our Partnership Principles and stepping up to the challenge from the President of Malawi to inspire the next generation of activists in our bilateral relationship.

MaSP Youth Festival 2021

MaSP are excited to invite all their members to take part in a number of activities that will make up the MaSP Youth Festival this week. The Youth Festival will take place virtually from the 14th to the 16th of September 2021, seeking to engage young people on a number of topics such as climate change, corruption and fire fighting. There will be Competitions and Cultural Exchange Exhibitions

Ma SP Youth Fest
Activity Details

Writing Competition:

Participants in Scotland and Malawi are invited to write a one paged essay on COP 26, what climate change issues their communities are facing and what they would want addressed at COP.

14th September- 9th October.

Singing Competition:

Contestants in Scotland are invited to record a video singing the Malawian National anthem while Malawi Contestants sing Scottish cultural song.

16th September - 9th October


Youth role in Corruption fight
Is there a role for the youth in keeping the government accountable and taking part in the fight against corruption?

Panel: ACB, Strand lead, Chance for change

14 September 2021, 9-10am UK Time / 10-11am Malawi Time

Climate Change Innovation and Youth Employment
Youth unemployment is undoubtedly a major issue and so is Climate change. However, can the two problems be used to offer solutions instead? Are there climate change innovations that can offer employment to the youth? How can we scale them up?

Panel: Brenda Mwale, Musayiwale Mwale, Henry Ngwira

15 September 2021, 9-10am UK Time / 10-11am Malawi Time

Youth and Fire fighting
Fires in Malawi are costing the country millions in property loss. Malawi’s Fire fighting brigades are however limited and do not offer much help against the Infernos. Could fire fighting skills to the youth prove to an effective solution?

Panel: Mzuzu City Fire Dept. BT City Fire Dept. Scotland Fire Dept

16 September

Art and Cultural Exhibitions/Challenge
A 30-60 minutes showcase of Malawian and Scottish Culture and Art by Schools in the Partnership

Central Region 14 September
Southern Region 15 September
Northern Region 16 September