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Revised February 2020


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Dr Yonah H. Matemba

Cert. Ed., BA (QTS), MA, MTh, PhD, PGCertTLHE, FHEA.

Chair, the Scotland Malawi Partnership’s Further & Higher Education Forum School of Education, University of the West of Scotland.


Scotland and Malawi have a long history of partnership in further and higher education. Many of those engaged in this dignified two-way exchange of learning have been vocal about the usefulness of the Scotland Malawi Partnership’s Directory of Further and Higher Education.

First produced in 2012, this document was refreshed in 2015 and we are delighted now to share with you the 2022, digital edition.

The essence of the directory is simple: to set-out what further and higher education (FE/HE) institutions in Scotland are doing in Malawi, where and with whom, and to share contact details.

This speaks to one of the core purposes of the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) - to connect individuals and institutions, helping to reduce duplication of effort and encourage collaboration, where appropriate.

The scale of the challenges which endure for the sector in Malawi is considerable and must be matched with an appropriate level of ambition. Inequitable access, lack of funding and difficulties in regulation persist. Malawi continues to have one of the lowest university enrolment rates in the world with a burgeoning youth population eager for opportunities in skills development, education and employment. As respectful friends, Scotland is alert and responsive to Malawi’s priorities and is keen to support home-grown solutions, often working with members of the Malawian diaspora internationally.

This is a dynamic sector and whilst many of the people-to-people relationships last a lifetime and interventions are designed with sustainability in mind, projects, personnel and contacts change. We rely on the diligence of practitioners to provide the SMP with updates. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to this latest edition and especially to the institutional Champions who have corralled colleagues and collated information. This Directory showcases a wealth of dignified two-way FE/HE collaboration and I warmly invite you to make active use of it.