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Scottish Government draft budget recommits to Malawi

16 Dec 2016

We welcome the continued strong commitment from the Scottish Government to international development and to renewing the people-to-people and government-to-government partnership with Malawi.

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Margaret Elizabeth Sinclair, 1927-2016

13 Dec 2016

We are greatly saddened to inform members of the death of Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Sinclair on 6th December, 2016.

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Malawi nutrition and health research

9 Dec 2016

Earlier this year we helped support RESULTS UK as they designed research looking into ways of improving nutrition and health amongst infants and young children in Malawi. This is part of the SMP's wider support for ongoing longer-term food security resilience-building work.

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Malawi Food Crisis Update: Match Funding Deadline

2 Dec 2016

Devastating floods then droughts have left Malawi facing one of its worst famines in recent times. More than six and a half million are currently hit by food insecurity in Malawi at present.

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Meet the new British High Commissioner

2 Dec 2016

We are delighted to be working closely with Holly Tett as she prepares to travel to travel to Malawi in January to take over from H.E. Simon Mustard as British High Commissioner to Malawi.

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DFID funding opportunity: UK Aid Direct

2 Dec 2016

We encourage members with an annual operating budget of over £40,000 to consider applying for DFID’s UK Aid Direct programme. The deadline for Concept Notes in this round is Tuesday 31st January 2017.

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CDC to increase investment in Malawi

2 Dec 2016

For a number of years the SMP has been encouraging the CDC Group to increase the number of investments made in Malawi and to make available smaller investments, more proportionate to the scale of the opportunities and economy in Malawi.

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Mathews Phiri, 1972 - 2016

1 Dec 2016

We are greatly saddened to inform members of the death of the Dr Mathews Phiri.

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