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Venues needed in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu – can you help?

24 Feb 2016

Our sister organisation in Malawi, the Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), continues to grow from strength to strength with an ever growing membership and an increasing number of events, meetings and training. The budget for this coming year is very tight for MaSP, meaning we’re looking for free or low cost venues to help host workshops, meetings, seminars and small training events.

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UK-Malawi Tax Treaty: Make Tax Fair

24 Feb 2016

The SMP is proud to be supporting the ActionAid campaign calling for the 1955 UK-Malawi tax treaty to be updated. While in Malawi earlier this month, David Hope-Jones met with the British High Commission to highlight this issue. We are pleased to be told that the UK Government is keen to update the treaty and, after sixty years, we encourage both governments to make a public commitment to this end.

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Secretary of State for Scotland visits Malawi, announcing new DFID funding

17 Feb 2016

We are delighted that David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, is this week visiting Malawi for the second time. The Scotland Malawi Partnership is pleased to have worked closely with Mr Mundell in advance of the visit, briefing him on the work of our members across Malawi and feeding into his itinerary.

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MaSP 2016 Symposium

11 Feb 2016

MaSP hosted the fourth Malawi-Scotland Symposium on Friday 5th February for Malawi grant partners of Scottish Government funded projects.

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SMP plans to March 2017

SMP plans to March 2017

3 Feb 2016

As we approach the final year of the SMP’s ambitious 2014-17 Strategic Plan, we have set out a detailed operational plan outlining what the SMP will be doing to support our members in the final 14-months of this period. In keeping with our core values of transparency, accountability and being member-led, we have made this operational plan available on our website for members to feed in.

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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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