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MwAPATA Institute

The MwAPATA Institute is an independent agricultural policy think tank in Malawi. The Institute is engaging the Government of Malawi, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in a program of applied policy analysis, policy outreach, capacity building, and policy coordination.

Recent  Event

Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa National Research Dissemination Workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023 || Time: 8:30am - 12:30 pm || Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe 

Please find the livestream here and a summary of event here.


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Senior Media house staff are hosted to a breakfast by MwAPATA on World Press Freedom Day
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2023, Lilongwe, Malawi 

Senior media house staff were hosted by MwAPATA to a breakfast interaction on Wednesday 3rd May 2023.  MwAPATA Institute realizes the power of media in dissemination of research findings for transformational impact hence it invited 11 main media houses to an interaction on World Press Freedom Day.

Speaking at the breakfast interaction, MwAPATA Executive Director, Mr. William Chadza said "MwAPATA has a pool of experts who are available to provide evidence to issues pertaining to the development of the nation."

Since the launch of MwAPATA in 2021, media houses have been instrumental in dissemination of research outputs through quotations, features or exclusive interviews among many other.


MwAPATA Institute welcomes the Director of Agriculture Programs and Partnerships from the Foundation for Smoke-Free World (FSFW) 
Date: Monday 20th March 2023, Lilongwe, Malawi 


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Mr. Scott Kleinberg, Director of Agriculture Programs and Partnerships at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) on Monday 20th March 2023 visited MwAPATA Institute offices.  He was welcomed by the Chairperson of the MwAPATA Board of Directors Prof. Richard Mkandawire and the Executive Director Mr. William Chadza.

The Foundation for Smoke Free World has been financially supporting MwAPATA Institute through the Michigan State University Food Security Group since its inception in 2019. The Foundation also provides support to MSU for the Policy Support for Agriculture Transformation (PolSAT) which is a project for the Ministry of Agriculture. 


Social Protection Programs and Climate Resilience in Malawi, Roundtable Discussion

Date: 09th March 2023, Lilongwe, Malawi || Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm CAT

Find the event live recording here

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