News & events


We hold regular networking and information events aimed at promoting the relationship between Scotland and Malawi.

We are happy to promote other events and share positive news about Scotland's link with Malawi. We also regularly update this page with recent funding news.

If you have an interest in Malawi and want to meet others who do too you are most welcome to attend any of our events below.


Our news

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SMP lays wreath at Rose Chibambo grave

24 Feb 2016

On behalf of all our members, the SMP and MaSP were pleased to have the opportunity to lay a wreath of thistles at the grave of Rose Chibambo earlier this month, and pass on our network’s condolences to the family.

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Calling all health projects in Malawi

24 Feb 2016

Over the last year, the SMP has been active in helping form a new ‘Scottish Global Health Collaborative’, chaired by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer. The first key action for the group is mapping Scotland’s existing global health activity.

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Are your partners in Malawi MaSP members?

24 Feb 2016

A reminder to all SMP members to ensure their partners in Malawi are members of the Malawi Scotland Partnership. It’s free and has a whole host of benefits.

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Venues needed in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu – can you help?

24 Feb 2016

Our sister organisation in Malawi, the Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), continues to grow from strength to strength with an ever growing membership and an increasing number of events, meetings and training. The budget for this coming year is very tight for MaSP, meaning we’re looking for free or low cost venues to help host workshops, meetings, seminars and small training events.

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UK-Malawi Tax Treaty: Make Tax Fair

24 Feb 2016

The SMP is proud to be supporting the ActionAid campaign calling for the 1955 UK-Malawi tax treaty to be updated. While in Malawi earlier this month, David Hope-Jones met with the British High Commission to highlight this issue. We are pleased to be told that the UK Government is keen to update the treaty and, after sixty years, we encourage both governments to make a public commitment to this end.

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Secretary of State for Scotland visits Malawi, announcing new DFID funding

17 Feb 2016

We are delighted that David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, is this week visiting Malawi for the second time. The Scotland Malawi Partnership is pleased to have worked closely with Mr Mundell in advance of the visit, briefing him on the work of our members across Malawi and feeding into his itinerary.

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MaSP 2016 Symposium

11 Feb 2016

MaSP hosted the fourth Malawi-Scotland Symposium on Friday 5th February for Malawi grant partners of Scottish Government funded projects.

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SMP plans to March 2017

SMP plans to March 2017

3 Feb 2016

As we approach the final year of the SMP’s ambitious 2014-17 Strategic Plan, we have set out a detailed operational plan outlining what the SMP will be doing to support our members in the final 14-months of this period. In keeping with our core values of transparency, accountability and being member-led, we have made this operational plan available on our website for members to feed in.

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