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International Development Committee publishes report reviewing UK Development Spend

22 Mar 2016

The International Development Committee released its interim report for this inquiry on the 22nd March, prior to the publication of the Bilateral Aid Review and the Multilateral Aid Review. The Scotland Malawi Partnership is directly quoted in this report and most of the above points from the SMP are taken forwards by the IDC in some way either as points of concern or direct recommendations.

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Scotland helps address Malawi food crisis

16 Mar 2016

The Scottish Government has awarded £200,000 to help ensure some of the most vulnerable people in Malawi have access to food, International Development Minister Humza Yousaf announced today

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Kwacha starts to strengthen

16 Mar 2016

We're keen to flag to members that the Malawi Kwacha has strengthened almost 10% in the last month: from MK1073:£1 on 16 February to 974MK:£1 16 March.

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Scottish Government announces latest Small Grants Fund projects

9 Mar 2016

The Minister for Europe and International Development has announced that 14 Scottish based organisations will receive funding totalling £464,774.

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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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