Over the last few years the SMP has had various conversations with members regarding how they can better “bridge the gap” between NGOs, universities and the private sector. In particularly the new SMP website offers the potential platform for research and academic outputs on Malawi to be published, as well as connections made between researchers and practictioners. This issue was raised at the last HE/FE Forum on 11th December 2015, and the SMP team are keen to hear from members about how they can better support the joining up of academic outputs, research needs, private sector interests for the benefit of Scotland-Malawi links. Please feel to free to share your ideas here.
Our new staff member Kathryn Chipperfield will be taking this work forward from January onwards.