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2015 - 2018 Projects

A total of 20 projects worth a combined value of £9,245,384 are being funded through the Malawi 2015 funding round. The projects were announced by the Minister for Europe & International Development on 28 January 2015.

The projects will run for three years between 2015 and 2018 and will be on the thematic priorities outlined below.



Project Title

Project Detail

Total Funding

NHS Scotland Lothian

The Edinburgh Malawi Breast Cancer Project

To achieve and demonstrate improvement in breast cancer treatment at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre through development of multi-disciplinary care and enhanced pathology.



Robert Gordon University

Improving Respectful Midwifery Care in Rural Malawi: a Human Rights Approach

The project will develop, implement and evaluate respectful care using a human rights approach to maternity care in Malawi.



Christian Aid (CA) Scotland

Increasing Citizen’s Demand for Accountability and Transparency (ICiDAnT) for maternal and child health

To increase community demand for and participation in accountable, responsive maternal and child health service delivery in Balaka district in Southern Malawi.


Yorkhill Children’s Charity

Improving Eye Health and Reducing Unnecessary Blindness in Malawi

This project will reduce unnecessary blindness in Malawi by building capacity of health professionals to provide a national eye care service for children and for people of all ages with diabetes.


Meningitis Research Foundation

Triage and treatment, training and engagement. A package for sustainable healthcare improvement in Malawi’s primary health clinics.

The project will deliver a proven health package for early recognition, treatment and appropriate referral of severely ill children in community health centres, acceptable and ready for implementation across Malawi.


University of Strathclyde

Impact on Malaria, Maternal Health and the Prognosis for AIDS by Quality Assurance, Knowledge exchange and Training (IMMPAQKT)

The objective of this project is to improve the health of the people of Malawi in the three key areas of malaria, maternal health and AIDs; by developing a programme for the quality assurance of traditional herbal medicines and by increasing the knowledge of the conventional medical profession in traditional medicine both by academic training and through knowledge exchange with traditional healer.






Project Title

Project Detail

Total Funding

The Global Concerns Trust

Tools and Training for Livelihood in Malawi

To contribute to the reduction of poverty, the enhancement of economic sustainability, and improvement in community integration of physically disabled men and women in Malawi, by providing vocational training and business support.



Girls and Boys Empowerment Project in Rural Chitipa

To protect girls and boys from harmful cultural practices that deny them their rights, including educational opportunities.


Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals School Feeding Programme Expansion in the Machinga District of Malawi

The objective of this project is to provide sustainable support to vulnerable children in remote and rural communities in Malawi by reducing hunger and promoting access and participation in primary education through the provision of a daily school meal prepared locally by community volunteers.


Link Community Development

Increasing MoEST Impact in School Improvement in Malawi (IMISIM)

To improve the performance of Malawian schools and the impact of the Malawian Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST) and District Education Offices on school performance, by improving integrated planning, multi-stakeholder accountability and the provision of effective support.


Glasgow City Council

Malawi Leaders of Learning

Improving educational outcomes for children and young people through improving learning and teaching and leadership of Malawian staff and young people.


Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Unlocking Talent through Technology: Improving Learning Outcomes of Primary School Children in Malawi

This project aims to improve the numeracy and literacy skills of Standard 1 and 2 learners in selected schools in Kasungu District, Malawi by equipping classrooms with mobile tablet technology to enhance instruction and allow for highly tailored and interactive learning.





Project Title

Project Detail

Total Funding

Chance for Change

Routes for Change ‐ Diversionary Programme

The overall Objective of the “Routes for Change” programme is to Reduce the Number of young people who have been incarcerated as a result of petty offending, by providing a meaningful series of community disposal options for prosecutors.


Chance for Chance

“Rites of Passage” Malawi

The overall objective of our Rites of Passage Malawi programme, is to build capacity in unemployed young Malawians to support them become stakeholders in their communities, through engagement in an innovative personal development programme, taking part in youth advocacy activities, delivering informal education to local schoolchildren and contributing to the local economy by generating income through micro-enterprise and small business activities.






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Khwamba Sustainable Livelihoods Improvement Project (KSLIP)

To reduce poverty and extreme hunger for 30,000 people by empowering vulnerable households through livelihoods improvement and strengthening of the local governance and development structures.


Opportunity International UK

Stimulating wealth creation, increasing employment and fostering local entrepreneurship in Malawi

Addressing MDG1 the project aims to create wealth and secure sustainable livelihoods in Malawi by providing micro-business owners, particularly women, with access to financial services and training in financial literacy and business development skills, in order to strengthen their enterprises, generate income and create employment opportunities.


Oxfam Scotland

Improved Livelihoods for 3,000 Poor Farmers and their Families in Rural Malawi

Malawian farmers will become resilient, overcome poverty and respond to the challenges of climate change through using renewable energy to increase their food production, irrigate and manage their land, and create small scale enterprises.


The Cooperative College

Cooperative Enterprise Pathways for Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Malawi

The improved sustainability and viability of the cooperative movement across Malawi.





Project Title

Project Detail

Total Funding

SGURR Energy

PDM – Powering Development in Mulanje

The project will catalyse social and economic development in poor communities around Mulanje Mountain by supplying renewable electricity from a sustainable social enterprise.


University of Strathclyde

Sustainable Off-grid Electrification of Rural Villages (SOGERV)

This project aims to reduce energy poverty in rural Chikhwawa district through the electrification of households, businesses and community energy infrastructure via the deployment of sustainable renewable energy technologies (RET).