Proposals in Malawi from March, 2013

Malawi: The Evils of Child Marriage Awareness (ECMA)

Malawi has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. According to UNFPA report in 2012 on average, one out of two girls will be married by their 18th birthday. Through Awareness campaigns by trainers, the project will capacitate the marginalized communities on child rights and child marriage issues, build a database of people's views on child marriage, and contribute towards enactmate of child bill in the Malawi Parliament

Malawi: Improved Youth Welfare through Online Discussions

Youth are excluded in many undertakings and this negatively affects them. In our district youth don’t have forums to discuss issues and be heard by the decision makers. This project will promote open discussions and networking through training the youth and community members to use Facebook, twitter and group blogs to advocate for the improved youth welfare in areas such as HIV prevention, entrepreneurships, girls education, and risky lifestyles

Malawi: Indigenous Asset Protection Project

Indigenous Asset Protection Project aims at equipping the local communities to ably record and take stock of their indigenous assets and developing and taking actions to protect, preserve and reclaim these assets such as land, soil, water, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, crops, plants, rivers/water sources, mountains, cultures and traditions, languages, livelihoods, medicine and health, etc and learn from and share with the global village online

Malawi: Our Voices

The goal for this project is to facilitate community participation in governance. The overall purpose of the project is to promote greater involvement of the youth in the social discourse through the effective use of ICT. The project seeks to provide an ICT platform where over 8,000 active ICT users from Neno in southern Malawi can discourse their social development concerns. The project hopes to advance social economic development.