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


Malawi Funding Round Information Session

1 Dec 2017

An information session was held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 29th November on the Scottish Government's latest Malawi round.

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Scottish Government releases Malawi call for applications

3 Nov 2017

The Scottish Government has announced their latest call for applications in their Malawi Development Programme.

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Update your SMP profile!

3 Nov 2017

Over the next few months you’ll be hearing from our team as we continue to communicate exciting updates to our members profiles!

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Professor John McCracken

27 Oct 2017

Professor John McCracken died on 23 October 2017 after a short illness. He had a life-long involvement with Malawi, having first lived there as a postgraduate student in the early 1960s.

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MSPs from each party applaud Hydro Nation Malawi work

27 Oct 2017

On the 26th October the Scottish Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation work.

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Understanding the “blood sucker” attacks in Malawi (Part 2)

26 Oct 2017

Having last week published a guest blog by former SMP Fellow Dr Laurel Birch Kilgore (née Birch de Aguilar), this week we’re delighted to publish a guest blog by Dr John Lwanda PhD. We hope these series of blogs will help offer useful cultural insight and interpretation for our members: a framework to help understand the situation.

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Understanding the “blood sucker” attacks in Malawi (Part 1)

20 Oct 2017

One of 11 Scotland-Malawi Partnership Principles to which the SMP holds itself accountable is ‘Respect, Trust and Mutual Understanding’. In accordance with this principle, we look to understand the cultural context that lies behind these recent attacks.

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UK visas: Inviting Malawian partners to Scotland

17 Oct 2017

The Scotland Malawi Partnership has, for more than a decade, been expressing serious concern about the way our friends and partners in Malawi are treated when invited to Scotland and apply for a UK visa.

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