Education Forum with Malawi Minister for Education

3 Dec 2020


We were excited to invite SMP Members and their Malawi partners to our Education Forum meeting which welcomed, listened to and had dialogue with the Government of Malawi’s new Minister for Education, Hon. Agnes Nyalonje.

Read Minister Nyalonje's full speech here.

The meeting was held on the 3rd of December 2020 and explored the scale, reach and impact of Scotland-Malawi education partnerships and explored new opportunities and potential future collaborations.

Minister Nyalonje is a longstanding friend of the Malawi-Scotland relationship and has lived and worked in Scotland. This Zoom meeting provided an opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities as Minister Nyalonje sees them and to give a flavour of the many educational partnerships in the bilateral relationship across:

  • Further and Higher Education partnerships
  • Development projects supporting primary and secondary education
  • Two-way school partnerships

The meeting was chaired by Dr Yonah Matemba of the University of the West of Scotland and Chair of the SMP's Further & Higher Education Forum.