On Monday 6th July, Westminster’s Malawi All-Party Parliamentary Group and Holyrood’s Malawi Cross Party Group came together for a cross party (and cross Parliament) digital meeting, to mark Malawi Independence Day. This meeting also served as the seventh in our series of Scotland-Malawi Covid-19 coordination meetings.
A video of the full meeting is available here. A written summary will follow shortly.
The meeting featured three main agenda items:
- 23rd June Malawi Presidential Election: With key election observers and analysts in Malawi giving a briefing on the results of the 23rd June Presidential election. Speakers: Mr Sam Alfandika, CEO, Malawi Electoral Commission (Mr Alfandika's slides available here), Mr George Kasakula, Chief Editor of Times Television, Dr Sunduzwayo Madise, Dean of the School of Law, Chancellor College, Mrs Vera Kamtukule, Chief Executive, Malawi Scotland Partnership
- Covid-19 in Malawi: Briefings from Malawi on the impact and spread of Covid-19 in Malawi, and UK-Malawi cooperation to fight the virus. Speakers: Professor Mwapatsa Mipando, Principal of the School of Medicine, Blantyre, and Professor Paul Garside, Dean for Global Engagement (Africa & Middle East), University of Glasgow.
- DFID-FCO Merger: Analysis of the possible impact of the UK Government’s decision to merge DFID with the FCO on the UK’s work with Malawi