To improve utilisation of quality, effective essential health services especially by the poor, and deliver the following outputs through an Essential Health Package: 4.3 million children underfive treated for pneumonia; 63,000 patients treated for TB; 2.3 million deliveries by skilled health workers; 363,000 additional family planning users; 416,000 adults on HIV treatment in 2015; 2.4 million children fully immunised; 25 million children treated for malaria and 10 million bednets distributed.
The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), Phase I, was mandated to design, mobilize finance for, and build climate resilient, pro-poor and transboundary water projects. COWI supported the planning, design and capacity development across the SADC Region to support stronger regional cooperation within the 13 transboundary river basins and its population of about 95 million people. Water insecurity across these basins is high – with frequent droughts interspersed by flooding. Reliable access to water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture and industry is already limited, constraining human development and economic growth. Given projected scenarios for greater water demand (resulting from population growth and economic development) and more variable water supply (due to the impacts of climate change) riparian states are required to strengthen their cooperation over shared rivers to protect and achieve development gains. Within this context, CRIDF1 delivered, and CRIDF2 will continue to deliver, climate resilient water infrastructure interventions that include: › Water Infrastructure Projects Identification and development of infrastructure projects through the entire cycle from scoping, feasibility and detailed design, procurement through to implementation. CRIDF supports the in-country procurement, financing and supervi-sion systems for infrastructure projects that, once completed, would be owned and managed by national and local authorities, water/energy utilities and beneficiary associations. The projects are used as platforms to further engage stakeholders, introducing climate resilience and transboundary concepts into national and regional policies. Subse-quently the lessons and evidence from the projects are disseminated through stakeholder networks in an effort to replicate success, and mainstream climate resilience and pro-poor considerations into water management practices. Where feasible power supply is provided through renewable energy installations, such as solar; › Infrastructure financing arrangements In addition to funding CAPEX for projects from its own budgets, CRIDF mobilizes infrastructure finance interventions to complement the infrastructure preparation work. This work focuses on investigating and securing innovative finance arrangements and funding partners for the implementation of the infrastructure projects that CRIDF will have pre-pared. By doing so, CRIDF seeks to leverage the maximum available support to catalyse transformation in joint plan-ning and implementation of climate resilient infrastructure. › Technical assistance to stakeholders CRIDF provides extensive technical assistance to the relevant stakeholders, ranging from long-term advice to key insti-tutions, to a rapid advisory service to respond to ad hoc requests. Such technical assistance aims at influencing the comprehensive planning and management of water infrastructure projects in the shared river basin context; › Building cooperation The overarching objective of CRIDF’s strategic interventions is that projects should be transformational in terms of their impact on building climate resilience for the poor in southern Africa. CRIDF actively promote changing the ena-bling environment in which CRIDF and other climate resilient infrastructure projects are designed, managed, imple-mented and operated, with a key aim to build cooperation through regional climate resilient economic growth, thereby shifting the way decision makers think, plan, operate and maintain water infrastructure. › Strategic Communications CRIDF has a comprehensive communication strategy that aims at stakeholders are informed about the background and the results of CRIDF using different communication avenues. CRIDF has produced a broad range of communications materials to share their work to bring transformational change to Southern Africa through improved transboundary water resources management from written briefs, brochures, case studies video documentaries. CRIDF combines different types of written materials, website news stories, resource centre for downloads and communication cam-paigns for effective dissemination. › Monitoring and Learning Framework The CRIDF has a functioning monitoring and learning framework that serves a dual purpose; i) to provide sufficient accurate data to programme management for decision making purposes (programme monitoring) and ii) to monitor and scrutinise programme process and implementation to provide. The CRIDF monitoring and learning approach is based on the OECD DAC criteria of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. In addition, given the regional and facilitative nature of CRIDF the approach take into considerations the OECD DAC
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing at least 960 people and leaving around 3 million in need of help. Strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land. As flood levels recede, work to clear debris, reopen roads and reconnect electricity and water supplies is underway. Some people who fled their homes as flood waters rose are returning home but more than 230,000 remain displaced across three countries and are living in communal sites such as schools and churches. A growing number of cholera cases have been confirmed and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases as supplying clean water remains a significant challenge. The aid effort is fully underway and DEC member charities are working closely with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. They are prioritising the delivery of clean water, building toilets and handwashing facilities to tackle the outbreak of cholera. They are also delivering emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. Focusing on longer-term food security and rehabilitation of livelihoods is paramount and some members are already providing seeds and tools to communities.
During the programme period and expected accrued benefits beyond the programme period, CRIDF II will be expected to contribute substantially to the following benefits. 1) 2-3 million poor people better able to cope with the impacts of existing climate variability and climate change (especially floods and drought); 2) 100 water infrastructure projects designed, 25 of which are brought to ‘bankability’ within the programme lifetime (in a wider context of stagnant or slow project advancement); 3) £400 million of finance mobilised from the private sector (e.g. multinationals with a high dependency on water as an input to production) and the public sector (e.g. National Governments and Development Banks, UN agencies and international initiatives) to plan and construct water infrastructure for communities within SADC member states. CRIDF II is expected to use these three results areas as an entry point for capacity building and influencing policies/plans rather than concentrating on them as standalone areas.
The Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Prevention and Response Programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by Coffey in a consortium with Social Development Direct and Plan International. The first phase of implementation (until May 2022) and will see the programme test intervention pilots for potential scale-up in Phase 2 (June 2022-November 2024). The Programme’s objective is to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi. The Programme’s objective is to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi. It will do this by achieving the following Outcomes: • Formal and informal justice services and local institutions are accessible, responsive and accountable to women and children’s needs; • People in target areas are less tolerant of violence and are more supportive of survivors; • Individuals use non-violent means to settle disputes and avoid harmful practices, and seek support if they experience violence.
Malawi currently faces serious challenges such as a shortage of foreign reserves, scarcity of fuel and high inflation, which have resulted in an economic slowdown, and increased poverty and hunger. Against this backdrop, the Malawi Government has developed an Economic Recovery Plan to improve prospects for socioeconomic growth and development, which includes development of agricultural production for increased food security. This project aims to support 3,000 households in Mangochi to increase their income and food security through effective crop and livestock productivity and small scale business, thus supporting government efforts to enhance the productivity of the small producer agriculture sector. Overall, it aims to create an enabling environment for vulnerable groups to improve their living conditions and participate in the countryâ€™s development.
(LAB - Global Development Lab): Through the STIP Annual Program Statement (APS), the Lab published an APS aimed at identifying and funding university-based support of cross-cutting development challenges that can be tackled by a "whole of university" approach with our U.S. based and non-U.S. based university partners. Launched in March 2018, the Accelerating Local Potential Addenda to the STIP APS sought to build human and institutional capacity in developing country universities through partnerships with U.S. based universities. After co-creation, four awards were selected that each sought to build capacity and self-reliance by strengthening developing country university institutions. One of the four awards is with Michigan State University. Michigan State University, in partnership with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Malawi National Engineering Ecosystem Network, plan to implement the MUST Innovation Scholars Program (MUST ISP). The MUST ISP aims to improve the human and institutional capacity of MUST to harness and use innovation to respond to, and preempt, local and regional agricultural challenges, as well as strengthen relationships among academia, the private sector and the Malawian government to maximize potential use of agricultural innovations stemming from MUST (and other Malawian universities).