Tags: NGOs

Malawi NGOs to disclose expenditures

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will start disclosing and reporting to the public their expenditures as one way of achieving transparency and accountability. This is one of the resolutions contained in the NGO Governance Charter that the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (Congoma) agreed on in Blantyre in 2007 during its annual general meeting. Malawi President…

WUSC Malawi in local NGO capacity building exercise

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Malawi has appealed to international NGOs to build capacity of local NGOs so that they are able to source funding on the international level. WUSC Malawi country director Jacob Mapemba made the appeal at a strategic planning meeting for Women for Fair Development (Wofad) on Wednesday in Blantyre. “WUSC…

NGO calls for improved funding in Malawi mining sector

Malawi’s booming mining sector should result in increased funding, particularly to the Department of Mines, to enhance the development of institutional capacity, Citizen for Justice (CFJ), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in the sector, has said. The NGO says an influx of mining, oil and gas companies demands that authorities should do more to take…

IPA for evidence based planning

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), an international organisation that conducts impact evaluation on initiatives related to economic development, says there is need to institutionalise a culture of evidence-based planning in government and the NGO sector. IPA-Malawi board member Charles Mandala said this in a statement after IPA-Malawi and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab…

African seed companies meet in Uganda

All roads led to Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Kampala, Uganda yesterday as over 80 delegates from major seed companies in Africa convened for talks on the role of improved seed use by smallholder farmers in attaining food security. The week-long meeting, dubbed the ’10 K Seed Company Convening’, is a bi-annual event organised by…

Dausi appointed intelligence bureau chief

Days after appointing Goodall Gondwe as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Development, President Peter Mutharika on Sunday made three more appointments. According to a statement issued by Chief Secretary to Government, Hawa Ndilowe, Mutharika has appointed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi as National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) director general. The President…

MEC told to provide timely updates

NGO-Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has called on Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to ensure that there are timely updates on all developments surrounding the electoral process. In a press statement on the findings of the network’s observer mission to May 20 Tripartite Elections, NGO-GCN says the observer team has noted irregularities that will ultimately affect the…

US university donates sports equipment to Malawi schools

An American university, Emma Girls, on Thursday donated assorted sports equipment to Bola Banda Sports Foundation for distribution to 12 primary schools in Nkhata Bay District. According to www.emmawillard.org, Emma’s wellness and athletics department initiated the donation and partnered with the institution’s students’ council to collect as many contributions from the Emma community as possible,…

Network commends JB on houses, others

Concerned Citizens Network, a national movement composed of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and members from students’ organisations, has hailed President Joyce Banda’s leadership, saying she has transformed Malawi into an upper middle income in the shortest period. The group’s chairperson Mike Bagus, in a press statement, says the group conducted a comprehensive analysis on how government…