Shining a light on new technologies

Once you've joined as a member, you can log in and explore the various projects highlighting renewable energy technologies in the project database. If you haven't yet registered on the site, you can visit the sample page to get a taste of a project listing.



Our members enjoy various opportunities for linking up, exploring synergies and estbalishing partnerships. Through their member profile in the capacity database, their contributions and experience can be presented to other stakeholders in the sector.


Working to address energy poverty

Fighting energy poverty means improved health, better education, less environmental degradation and increased economic activity and income. Learn about CONREMA's leading role in tackling this important issue.


All the issues regarding deforestation.

"Malawi's relentless fight against illegal logging"

Last November rangers in Malawi’s Lengwe National Park arrested 35 illegal loggers with the park boundaries as they felled timber with a half-million dollars worth of equipment brought in via illegal road from neighbouring Mozambique.

Satellite images suggest about a million protected mopane trees had been cut in just over a year in the area where the group was working – a loss valued at about $37 million in court depositions.


"Deforestation on the rise in Machinga"

Nkula Water Users Association (WUA) has expressed concern over wanton cutting down of trees in Machinga Forest.

Nkula WUA acting manager Wasili Akimu said the association gets water from gravity-fed schemes in the forest reserves, which are currently under heavy deforestation, leading to the drying up of most rivers.

“This is affecting the association’s operations since we also fail to collect money that people pay for accessing the water; hence, limiting our economic development,” he said.

"Forestry Dept opens irrigation schemes"

Government has introduced irrigation farming in South Rukuru Valley in Rumphi as an alternative source of income to charcoal making. According to district forestry officer Gift Nyirenda, charcoal makers are wiping out trees along the banks of one of the inlets of Lake Malawi. "We have opened the schemes between Phwezi and Bole to provide a substitute to charcoal makers. I am happy that we are making progress in conserving the environment in the area, he said. The district is home to 50 village forests managed by communities.

"Zomba communities urged to protect natural resources"

Agricultural Extension Development Coordinator (AEDC) for Masaula Extension Planning Area (EPA) Cain Sankhulani has called on communities in Chingale, Zomba to protect natural resources, saying the situation in the area is worrisome. Sankhulani said this last Saturday, during a nutrition and environmental awareness open day which took place at Chikungwa Primary School in the district.

Forestry office impounds trucks carrying charcoal, Source: The Nation, Sep 21, 2017.

Blantyre district forestrz officer Geoffrey Kanyerere: "I am surprised how this huge truck managed to pass through all the roadblocks to Blantyre. But we commend some well-wishers who tipped us. This is our nation and we need to take forest degradation as a national issue not forestrz issue".