Our Partners

Group image during the Implementing partner review meeting at capital Hotel, LilongweGroup image during an Implementing Partner Review Meeting held at capital Hotel, Lilongwe on 25 March, 2013

UNDP in Malawi appreciates that effective partnership strategies are crucial for the achievement of the results expected from the Country Programme and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). To ensure that our work is aligned to the Malawi Growth and development Strategy (MGDS) and is harmonised with the programmes of other development partners and that sufficient resources are available for implementation, we operationalize our programme under the active leadership of the Malawi Government.

A strong partnership between UNDP and the Government of Malawi yields high dividends as it increases the overall resources coming to Malawi; results in sector/programme based co-ordinated approaches involving all relevant development partners; and focuses on capacity development with the objective of transferring skills and promoting national ownership.

UNDP’s partnership strategy seeks to strengthen and support such Government leadership and work actively with the Government in developing partnership networks. UNDP’s strategy also aims to support the mobilization of human, financial and technical assets and capacities and help Government use these more cost effectively, transparently and with full accountability.

Apart from the Government of Malawi, UNDP also works in partnership with other UN Agencies, the Civil Society, Donors, as well as Private Sector institutions as indicated below:


  • Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management
  • Ministry of Energy & Mines
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Gender
  • Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Industry, Trade and Private Sector Development
  • Ministry of Youth Development and Sports
  • Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Department of Forestry
  • Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of National Parks & Wildlife
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Department of Disaster Management Affairs
  • Office of the President and Cabinet
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • Malawi Electoral Commission
  • National Aids Commission
  • Malawi Bureau of Standards
  • National Assembly – Parliament Office
  • University of Malawi

Civil Society

  • Leadership for Environment and Development - Southern & Eastern Africa (LEAD/SEA)
  • Civil Society Network on Environment and Climate Change (CISONECC)
  • Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on HIV/AIDS at Local Level (AMICAALL)
  • Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE).
  • Centre for Multiparty Democracy
  • Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi
  • Concern Universal
  • Council for Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Editor’s Forum of Malawi
  • Human Rights Consultative Committee
  • Malawi AIDS Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MANET plus)
  • Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)
  • Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Malawi Network of AIDS Service Organizations (MANASO)
  • National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (NAPHAM)
  • NGO Gender Network
  • Democracy Consolidation Programme (DCP)

UN Agencies

  • Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)
  • UN-Habitat
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)


  • UK Department for International Development (DfID)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Norwegian Embassy
  • Irish Aid
  • Commission of the European Communities (EU)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • German Development Cooperation Agency (GTZ)
  • World Bank
  • African Development Bank

Private Sector

  • Standard Bank

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