News & events

We hold regular networking and information events aimed at promoting the relationship between Scotland and Malawi.

We are happy to promote other events and share positive news about Scotland's link with Malawi. We also regularly update this page with recent funding news.

If you have an interest in Malawi and want to meet others who do too you are most welcome to attend any of our events below.

Our news

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Do you have a health link/project with Malawi?

3 Feb 2016

The SMP is a leading member of new Scottish Global Health Collaboration group which operates under the Chief Medical Officer. If you or your organisation have a health project or partnership with Malawi, or if you are a health professional in Scotland, please take a moment to complete this important national survey which will help inform future coordination, support and policy-making.

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Food Security in Malawi

3 Feb 2016

We continue to be seriously concerned about the evolving food security situation in Malawi, with many of our friends and partners in Malawi facing serious food shortages in the coming months. It is estimated 2.8 million Malawians will be affected.

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SMP submission to International Development Committee

3 Feb 2016

Representing members’ priorities, the SMP has made a submission to the UK Parliament International Development Committee’s inquiry on DFID’s allocation of resources.

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Public Reform in Malawi

3 Feb 2016

On the 25th January the SMP met with the visiting joint delegation from Malawi Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances and Public Sector Reforms, and the Malawi Government’s Directorate for Public Sector Reforms. This joint study visit was hastily re-scheduled after having previously been cancelled in November 2015.

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May Scottish Parliamentary elections

3 Feb 2016

The SMP, with NIDOS and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, are in contact with each of the major parties competing in the May 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections.

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Rose Chibambo, 1928 - 2016

13 Jan 2016

Rose Lomathinda Chibambo, Malawi’s first female Cabinet Minister at independence, died at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre in the early hours of Tuesday 12th January 2016.

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OBE Award for Board Chair

8 Jan 2016

We're delighted that the Chair of our board, Reverend Professor Kenneth Ross, received an OBE for services to the community in Malawi and to Scottish-Malawi relations.

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Humza Yousaf launches Malawian rice in Edinburgh

6 Jan 2016

MSP Humza Yousaf met with Paisley-based Just Trading Scotland (JTS) as Edinburgh grocery store, Margiottas took stock of the organisation’s new premium Kilombero rice product.

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