- Host three half-day meetings of the FE/HE forum, bringing together all those across the Scottish FE/HE sector engaged with Malawi, to strengthen links through support, networking, collaboration and shared learning.
- Publish a comprehensively updated Directory of FE/HE links between Scotland and Malawi (last updated 2015), to raise awareness of existing partnerships, share learning, build support encourage collaboration and reduce duplication.
- Strengthen the SMP’s network of senior contacts across funders and key strategic partners, with the Scottish Government, DFID, the British Council, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and others actively participating in each of the above three FE/HE meetings.
- Explore the possibility of supporting members to build a consortia-bid, bringing together a number of Scottish and Malawian universities, for future funding programmes.
- To look to make a tangible contribution on the issue of accreditation, whereby too often Malawian qualifications do not have the appropriate UK equivalence due to issue with NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre).
- To support Malawian academics studying in Scotland and Scottish academics in Malawi, potentially including through visa applications, support establishing work-based placements, signposting, alumni networks, and responding to other requests and priorities.
Fab to hear from Malawian students Mindy & Madalitso. Great bilateral links thanks @UniStrathclyde Janey Andrews David Crawford Tawachi Nyasulu;@UofGDeanGlobal @aberdeenuni Ken Jeffrey Peter Mtika @EdinburghUni Heather Cubie; DFID Mostafa Al-Mossallami; Yonah Matemba @ScotGovID pic.twitter.com/SYUDwKN8xC— Scotland Malawi Partnership (@ScotlandMalawi) November 29, 2018