Power, perceptions, practice and partnership: we’re keen to listen to your views

Start time 18:30 (UK) / 20:30 (Malawi) Location Zoom

Through February and March 2022 the Scotland Malawi Partnership invited its members, partners and other stakeholders to feed into a listening exercise looking at power, perceptions, practice and partnership. This exercise is the foundational work for our next round of strategic planning: we’re keen to start with really open, inclusive and far-reaching listening before then the more detailed, focused and operational planning consultations.

As a charity that is committed to listening, learning and ever improving, the SMP specifically invites reflections on how it could further:

  • understand and communicate Scotland’s shared history with Malawi;
  • ensure Malawi engagement across all our work, including with diaspora communities;
  • engage our sister network and partners in Malawi as friends and equals;
  • support our members to themselves have equitable two-way partnerships with Malawi; and
  • ensure the SMP remains relevant, appropriate and useful in this digital era, building a strong foundation for the next exciting chapter in our national network.

The deadline for written submissions is Thursday 31st March.

Click here for full details about the listening exercise.

On Tuesday 15th March we had an open-space Zoom discussion specifically on this listening exercise, in which anyone that wished could meet digitally to discuss the above five areas:

This was an open-space meeting so it didn’t have an agenda per se, or named speakers, but rather we were led by those who attended and what they wished to talk about.

Written views and those shared in this informal meeting will be valued by the SMP equally.

Given a key part of this exercise is broadening who we’re engaging and who we’re listening to, we have decided to have this meeting out of work hours, to be as inclusive as possible.

If you missed this meeting but would like to take part in something similar, please email our CEO, to schedule a chat. We are committed to listening to all.

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