Health Forum - Edinburgh

31 Oct 2017

All are welcome to attend the SMP's next Health Forum:

Date: Tuesday 31st October

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Edinburgh City Chambers

To book your place, email events(at)

To get an idea of what happens at our Health Forums, watch our latest Health Forum video which looks back at the previous meeting in May here >>


We anticipate that prior to this meeting the Scottish Government will release its Malawi Development Programme call for 2018 – 2023 applications.  We will therefore use this meeting to support networking, sharing and collaboration between those potentially interested in developing an application.

Specifically, this meeting will offer time for:

1)       Shared learning from past projects: We’re inviting all previously SG-funded health projects to come and feed in their experience and learning to help inform new applications.  We’re especially keen to encourage reflection, sharing and learning around sustainability.

2)       Malawian input: We’ll have input from our colleagues and counterparts in Malawi, and specific information relating to health systems and structures in Malawi.

3)       Sharing of developing plans and ideas: A space, for those that choose to, to share information about developing or aspiring ideas for new or extended work.  This could be through short formal presentations or through informal discussions.  We will not pressure any members to share more than they wish but support those who can to use the opportunity to make useful connections.  Our past experience has been that those who have been pro-active in sharing their ideas, making connections and brokering collaborations, and benefiting from others’ learning, have often gone on to enjoy the greatest success with their applications and projects.

If you would like to feed in to any of the above three agenda items, please just flag this up when booking your place and we’ll ensure you have the opportunity during the meeting.


This will meeting will be followed by four more similar meetings, one for each of the strands in the Malawi Development Programme, scheduled across the first two weeks of November.  Details to follow.  We are working closely with the Scottish Fair Trade Forum and the Alliance for International Development on all our work and support in this space.

If you have any suggestions or ideas of what more the SMP can do to support those developing applications, especially in the key period between call and deadline for concept notes, please do email Kathy(at)  We’re here to help...