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Past Events

Strategy & Responses on the Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Malawi
Roundtable Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, 20th July 2022 || Time: 02:00pm - 05:00pm (CAT) ||
Venue: Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe, Malawi
Event Recording from Facebook available here

The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022. In response, several countries have imposed sanctions targeting Russian individuals and the broader economy. As of this writing, the future duration and scope of this conflict remain largely uncertain.

However, the potential ‒ even likely ‒ detrimental impact on Malawian livelihoods will be massive, and steps need to be taken now to mitigate against the effects as well as harness the opportunities that arise from the Russo-Ukraine conflict

Based on this MwAPATA Institute, the National Planning Commission of Malawi (NPC) and UNDP collaborated in organizing a roundtable discussion where stakeholders would begin to deliberate on possible strategies to address the situation at hand.
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      By Mr. Adwell Zembere,

      Deputy Director of Economic Planning (Regional Cooperation and International       

      Organizations), Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development

       By Dr. Anderson Gondwe,

       Research Fellow, MwAPATA Institute


  • Rev. Fr. Dr. Wilfred Sumani, Director of Academic Affairs, Catholic University

  • Dr. Kisu Simwaka, Director, Economic Policy and Research, Reserve Bank of Malawi

  • Mr. Boyd Luwe, Deputy President, Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

  • Mr. Chris Connelly, Programme Director, Concern Worldwide

  • Mrs. Victoria Mwafulirwa, Secretary General, Cross-border Traders Association of Malawi

Talking points by the Executive Director, Mr. William Chadza are available here and Key policy recommendations are available here.

Event in Pictures

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