MALAWI NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY ON LAND GOVERNANCE

My Land? Your Land? Our Land! Together we can!

ABOUT US


ABOUT US
The Malawi National Engagement Strategy also known as the Malawi "NES"  platform, is a collaboration of various organizations tackling challenges within the land governance sector in Malawi. The platform provides the space to nurture and utilize collaborative efforts for greater and more sustainable results by promoting a multi-sectoral and holistic approach towards dealing with the challenges.

The NES is a national, member-led platform whose ultimate vision is a land governance system that responds to the needs of those living on and off the land. Our goal is to contribute to the attainment of a coordinated, participatory and inclusive land governance framework in Malawi through the successful implementation of the Land Acts of 2016.

National Engagement Strategies are primarily set in motion by the International Land Coalition (ILC). The Malawi NES Platform is part of global network of over 20+ NESs worldwide working to realize the shared goal of land governance for and with people at the country level, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of women, men and communities who live on and from the land.

The international Land Coalition has been supporting the Malawi NES since its inception in 2013. At the time, the goal behind setting up the NES was to unify the civil society voice around the then Land Bills with LandNet Malawi leading the process. However, with the recent enactment of the land laws and changing contexts, the NES has evolved to incorporate a wider range of stakeholders for more enriched dialogue and action towards their implementation of the Land Laws.

OUR WORK


SECURE RIGHTS FOR ALL

Tenure rights represent a gateway towards the fulfillment of other essential human rights such as the right to food, right to life, right to self identification etc. The NES Malawi recognizes the importance of this bundle of rights and is working with various stakeholders to ensure the right bearers are able to defend these rights and duty bearers are equipped to respect and defend these rights.

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WOMEN LAND RIGHTS

Despite widespread tenure insecurity among smallholder farmers, women receive the brunt of this. Women's rights to access, own and control land and other natural resources are inherently unstable due to their strong ties to patriarchal social, cultural and economic practices. However, in Malawi women make up more than 50% of the population and contribute significantly to the labour force in the agricultural sector thus their tenure rights are crucial to not only food security at various levels (household, community and national levels) but also economic development in these levels.

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RESPONSIBLE LARGESCALE LAND BASED INVESTMENTS

Balancing social welfare and economic development is not easy especially within the context of largescale land based investments. The NES is working with various stakeholders in exploring mutually beneficial models and practices around largescale land based investments.

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OUR MEMBERS


Academia
  • Mzuzu University - Urban Research and Advocacy Centre
  • Polytechnic - Faculty of Built Environment
Civil Society Networks
  • Civil Society Agriculture Network
  • LandNet
  • Malawi Youth Network
  • Karonga District Land Network
  • Rumphi District Land Network
  • Mzimba District Land Network
  • Chikwawa District Land Network
  • Phalombe District Land Network
  • Nsanje District Land Network
  • Mangochi District Land Network
Civil Society Organizations
  • Mzimba Youth Association
  • Women's Legal Resources Centre
  • Circle for Integrated Community Development
  • Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy
  • Land Governance Alliance
Development Agencies
  • Oxfam in Malawi
  • DanChurchAid
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
  • WeEffect
  • ActionAid in Malawi
Media
  • Zodiak Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nations Publications
  • Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
Government Ministries
  • Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
  • Minsitry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Statutory Bodies
  • Malawi Law Commission
  • National Initiative for Civic Education
OUR MEMBERS

EVENTS


DOWNLOADS


NES MALAWI COUNTRY STRATEGY

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NES MALAWI WORKPLAN AND BUDGET

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PHATA COOPERATIVE BUSINESS MODEL CASE STUDY

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CONTACT


  • Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Hosted By: Women's Legal Resources Centre, Lilongwe Offices, Area 47 Sector 2, Next to National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) Offices. P.O. Box31472, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi.