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Update: Mzuzu University Library Fire

2 Mar 2016

The Scotland Malawi Partnership continues to help coordinate Scotland's response to the December 2015 Mzuzu University fire which destroyed the entire library and all 45,000 books. The SMP is sending fortnightly coordination emails to all interested stakeholders. To add your name to this list, and to get involved, please contact david(at)scotland-malawipartnership.org

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Scottish Government launches major International Development consultation

25 Feb 2016

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation as it looks to review its international development work. We strongly encourage every member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership to feed into this important review in the coming weeks.

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Food security situation report

24 Feb 2016

We continue to be extremely concerned by the food security situation in Malawi. Many of our friends and partners across the country have gone weeks without rains at this important time. We encourage all our members to be alert and responsive to the situation faced by their partners in Malawi.

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SMP lays wreath at Rose Chibambo grave

24 Feb 2016

On behalf of all our members, the SMP and MaSP were pleased to have the opportunity to lay a wreath of thistles at the grave of Rose Chibambo earlier this month, and pass on our network’s condolences to the family.

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Calling all health projects in Malawi

24 Feb 2016

Over the last year, the SMP has been active in helping form a new ‘Scottish Global Health Collaborative’, chaired by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer. The first key action for the group is mapping Scotland’s existing global health activity.

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Are your partners in Malawi MaSP members?

24 Feb 2016

A reminder to all SMP members to ensure their partners in Malawi are members of the Malawi Scotland Partnership. It’s free and has a whole host of benefits.

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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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