Shining a light on new technologies

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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.

energy poverty and economy

"Power outages: An opportunity for insurers"

Perhaps one of the most pressing challenges facing the Malawian economy in 2016 and beyond is maintaining the structural integrity of is generation network.  

The power system has come under severe strain due to maintenance backlogs and a to bring new generating capacity timeously online to match and social development. This has led to electricity demand at times outstripping supply.


"Power outages threaten manufacturing growth"

The manufacturing sector is set to face subdued growth thanks to the prolonged power outages, economists have said.

The sector, which contributes about nine percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), is forecast to grow by 5.6 percent in 2017 from two percent in 2016.

However, for most of the manufacturing companies, production has come to a halt as the power problems have disrupted production, effectively threatening the expected growth projections.

"Mejn speaks on power outages"

Blackouts in Malawi continue to cripple the economy. While authorities are indicating that they are working on interventions to lessen the impact on costumers, the Malawi Economic Justice Network (Mejn) thinks more needs to be done. George Mhango talks to Mejn Executive Director, Dalitso Kubalasa:

"Of power outages amid misplaced priorities"


The persistent power outages besetting his nation need no introduction. And the impacts of these outages are there for all to see: Some manufacturing companies have scaled down their production, producing at around 40 percent of their optimal capacity, subsequently resulting in shortages on the market of some critical products such as cement; Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) whose core business rely solely on electricity have not been spared either with the survival of these small businesses remaining a daunting task in this hostile business environment.


Sustainability and the SSI

What do you answer if someone asks you: ‘How sustainable is your country?’
To address this frequently asked question, one needs a simple and transparent tool, showing at a glance the level of sustainability of a country. Therefore, we have developed a new set of indicators, the Sustainable Society Index – SSI.

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