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Commonwealth envoy impressed with progress in climate change initiative in Malawi

The Malawi High Commission to the United Kingdom says it is impressed with the progress made in the implementation of the ‘Enhancing Access and Participation in Climate Change Policy Development and Implementation Project’ that Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) is implementing in collaboration with DAPP Malawi.

Dr Thomas Bisika, Malawi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, made the remarks when he paid a visit to CISONECC offices in Lilongwe to appreciate the work so far done under the £60,480.27, two years, Commonwealth Foundation supported project.

Speaking during the meeting, Dr Bisika reiterated his commitment to supporting efforts for addressing climate change in Malawi and, therefore, pledged more support to ensure that CISONECC continues to make lasting impact in the fight against climate change in Malawi.

The Commonwealth Foundation supported project is expected to further strengthen collaboration and coordination between national and sub-national actors in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of climate change management instruments.

In his words, Julius Ng’oma, the National Coordinator of CISONECC, expressed his gratitude for the High Commissioner’s visit, acknowledging its profound contribution to the project’s overall effectiveness.

Bisika (C) after a successful meeting with CISONECC Secretariat – Pic Curtsey of CISONECC

Ng’oma emphasized the vital role played by the financial backing from the Commonwealth Foundation in addressing climate change, stressing that the collaboration between CISONECC and the Commonwealth has had a significant impact on Malawi’s climate change initiatives.

“We are thankful for the financial support provided by the Commonwealth Foundation. This support has been instrumental in our efforts to tackle climate change and enhance the much-needed collaboration in building climate resilience in Malawi. We pledge to continue working closely with DAPP Malawi to ensure that the project meets its expectations and delivers a sustainable impact,” said Ng’oma.

According to Ng’oma, the project is dedicated to contributing to climate change resilience, and has been making significant strides in raising awareness, building capacity, and implementing practical solutions to address the challenges posed by climate change in the target regions.

This project is supported by the Commonwealth Foundation and is currently being implemented in the districts of Dowa, Nkhata Bay, Salima, and Balaka

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