The Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) is our sister organisation: the Malawi-owned and Malawi-led network which exists to support Malawi's many civil society links with Scotland.
MaSP is key to our model of a well-coordintated, impactful and dignified two-way civic partnership between our two nations. It is a membership umbrella body like the SMP, which any Malawian individual or organisation with a link to Scotland can join. It exists to support the work of its members with Scotland by:
Disseminating information: With a fortnightly members' email bulletin giving all the latest news and information relevant to Malawi's links with Scotland.
Coordinating effort: MaSP hosts bi-annual thematic strand meetings and regular regional cluster meetings to support Malawian organisations linked to Scotland to come together, share learning and discuss priorities.
Listening to Malawi: MaSP suports regular consultations, through these and its regular forum discussions, MaSP is able to really listen to the needs and priorities of its members: what's working well with Scotland, and what could be improved.
Supporting government engagement: MaSP is itself non-governmental but has a good working relationship with the Government of Malawi and, through the SMP, the Scottish and UK Governments. It is able to effectively represent its members' priorities with government and facilitate channels for members to communicate directly with government.
Representing Scottish links: MaSP works to represent Malawi's links with Scotland in the Malawian media, supporting and promoting its members' work. It also helps represent the civic bilateral relationship amongst key partners.
Supporting visits: MaSP is active supporting Malawians preparing to visit Scotland and also assists dozens of key Scottish visitors to Malawi.
Supporting communication: MaSP has Communication and Resource Centres in Mzuzu and Blantyre to help its members further from the centre of the country communicate with their Scottish partners. Computers are available to use, free of charge for MaSP members, to email, Skype, print and access key information and resources.
For more information on our sister organisation, including upcoming events please visit the MaSP website.
Vera Kamtukule brings a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to this important post. She is an accomplished development planner in Malawi with more than 12 years’ experience in senior programme management obtained from working with central and local government, local and international NGOs, and public and private sector organisations in Malawi and Africa.
Vera has experience in designing and implementing development projects in both rural and urban settings across Malawi. She has skills in policy analysis, budgeting and planning, and has substantial experience in strategic planning.
She has a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Management obtained from the University of Derby, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Humanities) from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, a Professional Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularization obtained from Erasmus University in The Netherlands.
Clement Masangano is the Programmes Officer for the Malawi Scotland Partnership. He has seven years' experience in project management which includes advocacy and governance in the areas of Education, Agriculture and climate change, Water and Sanitation. During the last three years he has been involved in NGO water sector coordination, network building and Management.
He has worked at grassroots and national levels in setting up local governance structures in the sectors and holds a BSc Natural Resources Management from the University of Malawi Bunda College of Agriculture, and an Intermediate level (LLB) holder from London University.
Finance Associate (full time)
Mphatso Sapangwa is the Finance Associate for the Malawi Scotland Partnership. He is responsible for supporting the MaSP Office in finance related issues under direct supervision of the MaSP Finance Manager. He is currently pursuing his diploma in Public Accountants Examination Council of Malawi having completed my Certificate in Financial Accounting.
Finance Manager (part time)
Masauko Kachigamba has strong experience in financial reporting, managing internal and external audits, management reporting, budgeting and budgetary control. He has about seven years' experience in this field.
Over the years he has been instrumental in the establishment of sound financial systems and controls in various organisations. He also has experience in managing donor funds. He believes that this experience helps him to meet the demands of his current role at MaSP. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy acquired from university of Malawi – The Polytechic. Currently he is pursuing his final stages of a professional qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is pursuing these studies alongside his MBA.
Communications and Resource Center Assistant - Mzuzu
Shadreck Ngulube is the Communications and Resource Center Assistant for the Malawi Scotland Partnership based in Mzuzu, Northern Region of Malawi.
He joined Malawi Scotland Partnership in June 2014. He is responsible for supporting CSOs, Schools, Churches and Individuals in the Northern Malawi with links to Scotland under the supervision of the Programmes Officer.
He holds a diploma in Computer Engineering and an Intermediate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology both from the Mzuzu University. He is also studying towards the completion of his BSc in Information and Communication Technology at the Mzuzu University.
He enjoys being part of the Malawi Scotland Partnership team and being involved in the coordination of the activities between Malawi and Scotland as it gives an opportunity to learn new things each and every day.
Commnunications and Resource Center Assistant- Blantyre
A holder of a diploma in computer engineering (networking and hardware) and currently working towards her completion of her BSc in Strategic Management AT Columbia Commonwealth University, Ruth manages the resource center in Blantyre as well as providing necessary support to a wide range of MaSP members in this region.
Over the 3 years that she has been working with MaSP, she has participated in activities that have collectively contributed to the achievement of MaSP goals.