SMP Launches 2019-20 Activity and Impact Report

29 May 2020

We are delighted to launch the SMP 2019-2020 Activity and Impact Report

In keeping with our commitment to transparency and accountability, every 6-12 months the Scotland Malawi Partnership publishes an Activity and Impact Report outlining key events and activities, and assessing impact against the network’s agreed outcomes and outputs.

CLICK HEREto download the SMP's 2019-20 Activity and Impact Report

This is a separate document to the Partnership’sAnnual Report, which is published at the autumn AGM and which is a more of a pictorial run through of key headlines from the year. In contrast, this report presents the full ‘nuts and bolts’ detail, including all the feedback we have had from members and partners, our detailed strategic assessments and an independent expert review of the SMP’s impact.

This Activity and Impact Report draws on the SMP’s formal reporting to the Scottish Government for the core funding it receives but also significantly expands on this. The Partnership chooses to exceed the grant reporting requirements of the Scottish Government as we believe it is vital to communicate the breadth, depth and impact of all the Partnership’s working, and that this must include both quantitative and qualitative data. Given the core funding the SMP receives from the public purse, we are keen to publicly share the significant positive impact achieved, and the value for money offered by the SMP, as well as remaining accountable to our 1,200+ members.

Most importantly, this report captures all the feedback and learning the SMP received this year from members, stakeholders and partners. As an organisation, we are committed to continual improvement and hence the staff and board are continuing to digest and use this feedback, ensuring that it helps inform our future work and the further development and strengthening of our network.

The SMP has undoubtedly achieved a great deal in 2019-20. The autumn of 2019 was an especially busy and productive period, with theMembers Awards Ceremony, hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, in September to raise awareness, celebrate and reward members’ work and impact. In October, ourAGMincluded a special interview with, and live performance by, the world renowned performer and albinism human rights campaigner Lazarus, and the Scottish premiere of hisaward-winning film. And in December, theSchools Awards Ceremony, with William Kamkwamba (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind), celebrating school links and supporting sharing between groups.

The SMP is proud of all it has achieved in this last 12 months and is grateful to all the Members and supporters who made this possible. We are especially grateful to: the Scottish Government, who have confirmed SMP core funding for 2020-23; our Board of 16 fantastic volunteer Directors; and to our incredible 5.6FTE staff who made it all happen.

We look forward to continuing to work to strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two nations.

Samuel Mkomera 6