Historical Background

Established in 2005 under the Company’s Act, the Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) is a Malawian owned and Malawian led national network which exists to support, inspire and develop links that benefit both Scottish and Malawian people.Partnership between Scotland and Malawi is 159 years old dating back to 1859 when Dr David Livingstone first came to Malawi.Today, over 46% of Scots know someone with links to Malawi. By creating a coordinating hub for Malawian organizations linked with Scotland, MaSP will provide advocacy, training and capacity building, resulting in less duplication, sharing of relevant skills and experience and the establishment of a resource base which will enable vulnerable and isolated communities to be better equipped to counter poverty.

Our Objectives

Specifically, the Malawi Scotland Partnership has three core objectives:

1. Support the coordination of Malawi’s links with Scotland

2. Contribute to effective advocacy in Malawi

3. Build capacity within the Malawian civil society

Our Work:

Connecting; supporting our members to build connections with each other and with key external partners

Informing; disseminating information about Scotland, the Scotland Malawi partnership and member’s work

Advising; responding to members inquiries and advising

Supporting; giving practical meaningful support to assist our members to work with Scotland

Developing; assisting the growth of new work in strategic priority areas like business, investment, trade and tourism

Representing; publishing success stories

Influencing; advocating for key issues with government and parliament of Malawi

Our Thematic areas

The MaSP supports its members in the following five (5) thematic areas:




Sustainable economic Development

Civic Governance

Board of Directors

Strand Leads

Our Partners

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