Ambassador Borsch visits Blantyre ruralEnlarge image Ambassador Borsch with a group of carvers at their workshop (© Jürgen Borsch (German Embassy))
From 2-5 February Ambassador Borsch visited different projects in and around Blantyre which are funded by the German government.
People in the Sun:
Visit and final approval of a Small Grants Project. German Embassy funded new equipment and expansion of the carver workshop of “People in the Sun” in Bangwe near Limbe. A great example of expanding small business activities through well-targeted support.
Ambassador Borsch at a visit of the Malawi Institute of Tourism. The GIZ programme MIERA (More Income and Employment in Rural Areas) supports the MIT in assessing the general situation and tourism trends in Malawi.
Meeting local leaders, staff and members of Emmanuel Teacher Training College.
On the occasion of handing over learning material developed by GIZ for teacher training.
In addition to bilateral cooperation with Malawi, Germany is also a major contributor to multilateral organizations. Germany, for example, supports community work of the World Food Programme in Malawi in order to reduce vulnerability to disasters and chronic food insecurity through the creation and maintenance of productive community assets such as feeder roads, dams, woodlots, seed nurseries and irrigation schemes (“Food for Assets” programme).