SE4All Malawi

Mphamvu Now Consolidates Voices to Address Energy Poverty

By JOSEPH MIZIMBE

Despite energy playing a significant role in improving the lives of people and achievement of Malawi’s development goals, currently the main sources of lighting for 90 percent of non-electrified households are battery torches, elephant grass, candles and paraffin lamps. For cooking, about 95 percent depend on biomass like firewood and charcoal, only a fraction of the society use improved cook stoves. Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) provides 11 percent of electricity with rural areas accessing two (2) percent.

Civil Society for swift approval of revised energy policy

" Country Director for Community Energy Malawi Edgar Bayani and National Coordinator for Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) Julius Ng'oma says they are concerned with the delay in the approval of the revised energy policy". "Malawi is currently using an outdated energy policy which was formulated in 2003. The revision of the old policy was necessitated because the old one had various gaps".

CLIMATE CHANGE

"Malawi has over the years experienced increasing frequency, intensity and magnitude of rains, droughts, floods and outbreaks of pests and diseases due to changes in climatic conditions. Climate change has left millions of people in need of humanitarian support and eroded years of hard work and economic development."

SE4All Malawi CSOs Stakeholder Workshop

SE4All STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

 

A two-day Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) stakeholder workshop was held on 29-30 September, 2016 at Sunbird Lilongwe hotel. 37 participants from the government, non-government organisations, private sector companies, academia and youth groups participated in the workshop.

Insightful presentations by the Government Representatives and SE4All Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Steering Group Members highlighted the current status of the SE4All Movement in Malawi and how the CSOs have been engaged.

Malawi SE4All Radio Programme- Final session

Tune in to MBC  Radio 2 (92.2 or 92.3 FM) tonight, September 1, 2016 at 6pm, sit down and enjoy the final episode of the energy educational programme, Pansasa in support of the SE4All movement in Malawi. Martina Kunert, Board Member of Renew'N'Able Malawi will be the guest on the programme.

Those of you have been following the programme don’t you miss the opportunity of winning amazing “energizing” prizes at the end of the programme!

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