The Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) is our sister organisation: the Malawi-owned and Malawi-led network which exists to support Malawi's many civil society links with Scotland.
MaSP is key to our model of a well-coordintated, impactful and dignified two-way civic partnership between our two nations. It is a membership umbrella body like the SMP, which any Malawian individual or organisation with a link to Scotland can join. It exists to support the work of its members with Scotland by:
Disseminating information: With a fortnightly members' email bulletin giving all the latest news and information relevant to Malawi's links with Scotland.
Coordinating effort: MaSP hosts bi-annual thematic strand meetings and regular regional cluster meetings to support Malawian organisations linked to Scotland to come together, share learning and discuss priorities.
Listening to Malawi: MaSP suports regular consultations, through these and its regular forum discussions, MaSP is able to really listen to the needs and priorities of its members: what's working well with Scotland, and what could be improved.
Supporting government engagement: MaSP is itself non-governmental but has a good working relationship with the Government of Malawi and, through the SMP, the Scottish and UK Governments. It is able to effectively represent its members' priorities with government and facilitate channels for members to communicate directly with government.
Representing Scottish links: MaSP works to represent Malawi's links with Scotland in the Malawian media, supporting and promoting its members' work. It also helps represent the civic bilateral relationship amongst key partners.
Supporting visits: MaSP is active supporting Malawians preparing to visit Scotland and also assists dozens of key Scottish visitors to Malawi.
Supporting communication: MaSP has Communication and Resource Centres in Mzuzu and Blantyre to help its members further from the centre of the country communicate with their Scottish partners. Computers are available to use, free of charge for MaSP members, to email, Skype, print and access key information and resources.
For more information on our sister organisation, including upcoming events please visit the MaSP website.
Any Malawian organisation that has a link to Scotland can be a member of the Malawi Scotland Partnership. It's completely free and open to all. Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Edward Makala
National Coordinator (full time)
Happy is a Malawian development professional with over two decades of multidisciplinary professional experience working in such areas as programme design, implementation and management, grants acquisition and management as well as administration operation in a humanitarian context at senior leadership and management level.
For the past five years, Happy has led teams in developing Country Strategic Plans (CSPs) that are aligned to regional and global strategic plans as well as working closely with local Boards of Directors. Happy Edward Makala amassed this experience by working with such international non-governmental organisations as World Vision, EveryChild and presently, the Malawi Scotland Partnership where he is working as National Coordinator.
Happy is a holder of Master of Science degree in Leadership and Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan University; postgraduate degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Development Studies and Bachelor of Arts with majors in Development Administration and Sociology, both of them obtained from the University of South Africa in 2006 and 2003 respectively.
He also serves his Anglican church in various capacities. For example, he is currently Chairperson of Fundraising Committee for St. Anne’s Nursing School Project in Nkhota-kota under the Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi, Vice Secretary for the Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi Development Committee besides being Warden for Chilinde Parish in Lilongwe.
Clement Masangano is the Programmes Officer for the Malawi Scotland Partnership. He has seven years' experience in project management which includes advocacy and governance in the areas of Education, Agriculture and climate change, Water and Sanitation. During the last three years he has been involved in NGO water sector coordination, network building and Management.
He has worked at grassroots and national levels in setting up local governance structures in the sectors and holds a BSc Natural Resources Management from the University of Malawi Bunda College of Agriculture, and an Intermediate level (LLB) holder from London University.
Finance Manager (part time)
Masauko Kachigamba has strong experience in financial reporting, managing internal and external audits, management reporting, budgeting and budgetary control. He has about seven years' experience in this field.
Over the years he has been instrumental in the establishment of sound financial systems and controls in various organisations. He also has experience in managing donor funds. He believes that this experience helps him to meet the demands of his current role at MaSP. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy acquired from university of Malawi – The Polytechic. Currently he is pursuing his final stages of a professional qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is pursuing these studies alongside his MBA.
Finance Associate (full time)
Mphatso Sapangwa is the Finance Associate for the Malawi Scotland Partnership. He is responsible for supporting the MaSP Office in finance related issues under direct supervision of the MaSP Finance Manager. He is currently pursuing his diploma in Public Accountants Examination Council of Malawi having completed my Certificate in Financial Accounting.