Malawi: Strengthening Technical and Institutional Capacity to Manage Climate and Disaster Risks

Context & Objectives:

The objective of this project is to strengthen the Government of Malawi's technical and institutional capacity for managing climate and disaster risks, by supporting key policy reforms in the country. Technical assistance will be provided for:

  • finalizing a disaster risk management (DRM) bill and operational guidelines;
  • reviewing and strengthening the urban policy by integrating climate and disaster resilience considerations;
  • advancing the preparation of the National Meteorological policy;
  • developing a roadmap for safe and resilient school infrastructure in Malawi.

Main Activities

Component 1: Strengthening institutional and technical capacity of the government for managing climate and disaster risk.

This component will support the formulation and validation of the new DRM bill, by financing technical inputs to the bill. To operationalize the bill, the development of Operational Guidelines will be supported, which will amongst others clarify roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders.

Component 2: Strengthening Malawi's sectoral policies.

The component will enable a technical review of three sectoral policies under development (most likely the National Urban Policy, the National Meteorology Policy, and the guidelines and roadmap for building safer schools).


This project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships & Coordination:

The key counterparts of the project will be the Department of Disaster Management Affairs. Other counterparts include the Ministry of Education, Department of Urban Development, as well as the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services.


  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $400,000
  • 11/2018 - 02/2020