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Malawi Floods: Scotland-Malawi community recovery mini grants now available

19 May 2015

We are pleased to inform members that the Trustees of the Beit Trust have donated £20,000 to the Scotland Malawi Partnership to assist with community recovery, rehabilitation and preparedness work after the January floods in Malawi.

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SRUC staff member wins national special achievement award for Dumfries Malawi links.

7 Apr 2015

Dr Mizeck Chagunda, of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Dumfries, has won the SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in the Malawi Association UK's annual Malawi Achievers Awards Ceremony in Leicester for his work championing links with Malawi in the Dumfries area.

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Scottish Government launches new International Framework

3 Apr 2015

The Scottish Government has released its updated International Framework. The SMP was able to help feed into the final stages of the consultation for this framework and also submitted to a Scottish Parliament inquiry giving feedback on the 2012 framework.

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Ian Hudghton MEP raises Malawi sugar cane issue in EU

26 Mar 2015

On the 9th March the SMP wrote to Scotland’s six MEPs raising concerns about forthcoming changes to the EU sugar cane subsidies which Malawian small-holder sugarcane farmer Charles Chavi raised as a point of concern when speaking at an SMP Fairtrade Fortnight lunch.

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IDC publishes DFID Annual Report Inquiry

23 Mar 2015

The UK Parliament’s International Development Committee has published its report “DFID’s Performance in 2013-14: the Departmental Annual Report 2013-14”. This Parliamentary inquiry was scrutinizing the DFID 2013-14 Annual Report.

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Malawi Floods cholera update from UNICEF

3 Mar 2015

We are pleased to pass on this update from UNICEF who we are working in close partnership with as part of their flood response.

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ScotGov Small Grants Programme announced

26 Feb 2015

We are delighted to inform members that Humza Yousaf MSP (Minister for International Development and Europe) has today announced over £450,000 for 15 Scottish based NGOs as part of the Scottish Government’s Small Grants Programme.

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Mary's Meals flooding update

26 Feb 2015

The recent January flooding has had a devastating impact on the people of Malawi, particularly vulnerable families who depend on subsistence agriculture.

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