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COUNTRY PROGRESS AND
CHALLENGES
Malawi presentation
1. Top people engaged
INSTITUTION ENTRY POINTS
Parks and wildlife Public private partnerships policy(African Parks
,Lilong...
2. Top change achieved or expected
• Integration of biodiversity into policies and regulations which include;
-Draft physi...
3. Top lessons about successful mainstreaming
• Consistent commitment is very important in mainstreaming- not stopping
at ...
4. Top challenge/problem where you need
help
• Lack of funding for continuation of activities
• Availability of spatial da...
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Biodiversity mainstreaming in Malawi: progress and challenges

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The project team from Malawi highlights the range of institutions they have involved in their work to mainstream biodiversity in the country, from Lilongwe City Council through to the National Commission for Science and Technology.

They identify engagement and dialogue as important steps in making progress, in their presentation given at the ‘Biodiversity mainstreaming’ workshop held in Sogakope, Ghana, from 1-3 November 2016.

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Biodiversity mainstreaming in Malawi: progress and challenges

  1. 1. COUNTRY PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES Malawi presentation
  2. 2. 1. Top people engaged INSTITUTION ENTRY POINTS Parks and wildlife Public private partnerships policy(African Parks ,Lilongwe Wild Life Centre Physical planning Draft Physical planning policy Energy Disaster management affairs Lilongwe City Council LBSAP Economic Planning Department (Poverty Environment Initiative) MGDS III Environmental Impact Assessment Division EIA Guidelines Climate Change National Adaptation Plan processes, Climate Change Management Policy Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi Conservation Research Africa National Commission for Science and Technology
  3. 3. 2. Top change achieved or expected • Integration of biodiversity into policies and regulations which include; -Draft physical planning policy -Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines - Environment Management Bill - Malawi Growth Development Strategy III (process in progress) -National Adaptation Plan (NAP) -Lilongwe city council (LBSAP) -Climate Change Management Policy -Mainstreaming implementation on the ground in Protected area management.
  4. 4. 3. Top lessons about successful mainstreaming • Consistent commitment is very important in mainstreaming- not stopping at the inclusion of Biodiversity in policies but also included in sectoral budgets • Engagement and dialogue is one of the important steps in mainstreaming Biodiversity • Clear implementation guidelines and indicators of Biodiversity mainstreaming with follow-up tools and practices enhance the success of mainstreaming. • Biodiversity mainstreaming without funding is futile. • Spatial data is important in building business cases for biodiversity and we should focus on highlighting benefits.
  5. 5. 4. Top challenge/problem where you need help • Lack of funding for continuation of activities • Availability of spatial data(no data base) • Lack of mainstreaming guidelines, indicators on how sectors can mainstream poses a challenge for sectors to embark on the mainstreaming journey

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