Malawi APPG

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The Scotland Malawi Partnership is delighted to offer Secretariat support for the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Malawi.

The Malawi APPG exists to promote understanding and awareness among parliamentarians, positive relations between our countries, and provide a forum for discussion on relevant issues affecting politics, society, culture and the economy in Malawi.

It brings together MPs and Peers from across the UK with a particular interest in UK-Malawi relations.

The Group was founded on the 29th November 2017. The following office bearers we re-elected on the 10th December 2018:

Chair & Registered Contact

  • Patrick Grady MP, SNP

Hon. President

  • Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, Labour

Co-Vice Chairs

  • Ross Thomson MP, Conservatives
  • Hugh Gaffney MP,  Labour
  • Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Dems
  • Jim Shannon MP,  DUP


  • Kirstene Hair MP, Conservatives


  • David Linden MP, SNP


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The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Africa APPG, taking place on Wednesday 13th February, 10.30am to 11.15pm in Room P, Portcullis House. 

It will focus on UK Visa issues, following the recent adjournment debate led by Patrick Grady MP. The meeting will be addressed by Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration. At the Minister’s request, this meeting is only open to Parliamentarians and directly related officials.

Other interested individuals are invited to attend an open roundtable discussion on UK Visa issues affecting those visiting from Africa, on the evening of 22nd January in the Grimond Room. Input from this roundtable discussion will be taken to the Ministerial meeting in February.

 Those wishing to book a place at any of the above meetings should email David


AGM, 10th December 2018

 The 2018 AGM of the Malawi All-Party Parliamentary Group took place on Monday 10th December 2018 at 1pm in Room B, 1 Parliament Street.

The Group reviewed progress and impact from its first year of operation, discussed priorities for 2019-20, and re-elected office bearers.

The Group was also briefed on the recent Malawi and Scotland: Together for Sustainable Development conference and were given copies of the Conference Report. 

Read the minutes of the 2018 AGM here.






Meeting with the Vice-President of Malawi, 15th October 2018

Members of the Malawi APPG were delighted to meet His Excellency, Saulos Chilima, the Vice-President of Malawi in the House of Commons on the 15th October.

It was an opportunity for the Vice-President to discuss national Malawian priorities with MPs and Peers, and to explore further inter-parliamentary cooperation.

Read more about the Malawi APPG Meeting  here. 




Meeting with the President of Malawi, 17th April 2018

We were delighted to welcome the President of Malawi to the latest meeting of the UK Parliament's Malawi All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Tuesday 17th April 2018. 

The Group were addressed by The President who spoke warmly of the links with the UK and Scotland and our shared efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the Malawi APPG Meeting here. 




Meeting with the Chief Executive of CDC, 7th March 2018

The Group held a special video-linked joint-meeting with the Malawi Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament - the first time the two Parliaments have been joined in this way.

The meeting focused on business, trade and investment with Malawi, with Nick O’Donohoe, the Chief Executive of Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), speaking in Westminster and Bernard Kaunda, the Chief Executive of Mzuzu Coffee, speaking from Holyrood.

Click here to read more.




Inaugural meeting and AGM, 29th November 2017

MPs and Peers came together to establish the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Malawi, with its inaugural AGM on the 29th November.

It was standing room only, with strong support from all the parties.

Read about the first APPG Meeting here. 









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Members and supporters of the Malawi APPG include (inter alia)


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