MaSP Conference of Parties (COP26) hub that was set up at Ufulu Gardens in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe closed in a unique way calling the world to reflect on Climate Change issues. The closing ceremony that was spiced up by traditional dances on Thursday, 18 November brought together MaSP climate change young leaders, climate activists and other dignitaries, including Scottish Minister of Environment and Land Reform, Mairi McAllan MSP who participated virtually. Among other things ,Mairi McAllan MSP pledged to continue supporting climate change projects in Malawi.
In her remarks, MaSP Board Chairperson, Dr Ann Phoya, praised Scottish government for the support on Climate Justice Fund . “Its something that we should applaud, am happy that young leaders have made commitments after the hub, we will be always thankful to Scottish government, with its support we can win this war,” said Dr Phoya. One of the climate change young leaders who participated at the COP26 hub, Mary Melisa Mkandawire, said it gave her the opportunity to understand how climate negotiations and deals are made during conference of parties. The hub brought together more than 200 young people across Malawi and enabled them to follow the proceedings of COP26, which took place early November in Glasgow, Scotland.