Our Network

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is the largest community-based international development network in the UK.  We exist to help coordinate, represent and support the many people-to-people and community-to-community links between Scotland and Malawi. We are an independent, politically-neutral charity core funded by successive Scottish Governments.

Scotland's links with Malawi date back to 1859 and the travels of Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone.

Today, more than 109,000 Scots and 208,000 Malawians are actively involved in community-led partnerships between our two nations.

46% of Scots -almost half the country- can name a friend or family member with a connection to Malawi, making this one of the world's strongest north-south people-to-people links. 

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Video of the Month

Our Youtube page is full of fun and engaging Scotland-Malawi videos.

Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018 and International Youth Day, the Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Committee is an exciting new project involving 10 young people from across Scotland with links to Malawi.




All-Party Political Support

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is grateful for the support of all 59 Scottish MPs and all 129 MSPs, across all five parties, with our members active in every Scottish Constituency >>




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Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister

“I am very proud of the links that exist between Scotland and Malawi and want these to be strengthened still further.

“As First Minister I was honoured to host His Excellency Mr Kena Mphonda, the Malawian High Commissioner, in November last year to celebrate 10 years of governmental links, links which were forged in the over 150 years that the people of Scotland and Malawi have worked closely together to help alleviate poverty."