By Ezelina Kamaliza
One of the non-governmental organizations, Action Aid Malawi, has hailed development partners’ support towards its projects.
The organization’s Executive Director Grace Malera said this at a donor appreciation and information sharing cocktail held in Lilongwe.
“In a way it was information sharing session, a space for accountability and a space we wanted to get information out there and solicit resources to tell people what we have been doing most importantly because we are now moving to a new country strategy paper,” Malera disclosed.
“We’ve already started a process of saying this is the work you will see Action Aid doing in the next 5 years and already beginning processes of who is where, what are they interested in for purposes of resource mobilization because we’ve set ourselves quite an ambitious agenda,” she added.
Malera said the organization has been able to make strides in poverty eradication and promotion of justice through partnership with stakeholders.
She mentioned alignment of work Action Aid is envisage doing with global processes particularly Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Strategic Documents particularly the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy paper number 3 and Action for Global Justice as three critical things that have happened with Action Aid Strategy paper number 5.
According to Malera, since its establishment in 1991, Action Aid has spearheaded women empowerment and community engagement on accountability issues at grass root level in its impact areas.
On early childhood development, Malera said the organization has built eighty model early childhood development centers as well as training care givers over a decade period.
She expressed optimism for continued partnership as the organization sets out its fifth strategic plan for 2018 to 2023.
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