Malawi's Climate Leaders

The Malawi’s Climate Leaders project will engage young Malawians with the social, economic and environmental challenges posed by climate change impacts in their communities, such as droughts, flooding and soil degradation. Through this programme, participants will develop their leadership skills and understanding of climate change impacts. This empowers them to take action in their personal and professional lives and make the world a better place through climate action!

We will co-design our programme of activities in collaboration with a Steering Committee, comprising of young Malawians (aged 18-35). Activities could include training courses on climate action, personal and leadership development and networking opportunities.

These activities will be open to Young Leaders in Malawi who will soon be able to apply to get involved. We aim to be inclusive towards young people from all socio-economic and geographical regions and hope to be engaging with young people all over Malawi.

We are very excited about this great opportunity for mutual learning and we hope to build a strong network of engaged young people in Scotland and Malawi!

Aims of the project

1. Engage young people in Malawi in the social, economic and environmental challenges posed by climate change in their communities and on a global scale

2. Young people in Malawi better understand the impacts of climate change on their lives and their future

3. Young people in Malawi feel empowered to take action on climate change

4. Young leaders in Malawi and Scotland better understand each other’s cultures and climate change challenges

Meet our Malawian team

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Promise Matatiyo

Project Coordinator

Promise Matatiyo is a social and behavior change communications specialist with over 10 years of experience in youth, development and health programming. He has experience in program development and management, advocacy, policy analysis, community mobilization, capacity building, research and public relations. Promise has a BA Media for Development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from the University of Malawi and is currently pursuing a MA in Health and Behavior Change Communications. Previously, he has worked for Theatre for a Change Malawi, National Youth Council of Malawi, UNAIDS Malawi and Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communications.
Chinsisi Kazuwa

Project Intern

Chinsisi Kazuwa is a social worker, communications and youth development professional. She has a BA in Christian Community Leadership with Communications and has over 6 years of experience working with the youth in education, health and environmental management and is excited to be broadening her knowledge and experience in Climate Change. She is committed to working with the youth and developing their abilities to positively contribute to the world they live in.

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