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FOMA AGM 18 Sep 2015

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3 short presentations given by VSO returned volunteers at the Friends of Malawi Association (FOMA) annual general meeting on 18 September 2015, at the Malawi High Commission in London.

1. Living & Giving - Champiti, Ntcheu - David Atherton
2. Area 11 Breakfast Club - Area 11, Lilongwe - Herman Fung
3. WATERS Project - National - Regina Junio

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FOMA AGM 18 Sep 2015

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  17. 17. 17 FOMA Grant = Books, Dictionaries, Pens, Pencils, Whiteboard
  18. 18. 18 + A Working Library!
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  20. 20. 20 Zikomo kwambiri!
  21. 21. VSO and Climate Change
  22. 22. Why a VSO Climate Change Strategy? People first – VSO’s new global strategy 2010 Climate change becomes a new VSO priority VSO and Climate Change 2011 : Tragically, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who bear the brunt of climate change, since vulnerabilities caused by climate change compound vulnerabilities that exist already.
  23. 23. The main driving force is population growth. Malawi’s population has tripled since 1966. In 2010, it reached over 15 million and is increasing at a rate of 2.9% (GOM, 2009). What drives environmental degradation in Malawi?
  24. 24. A high percentage of Malawi’s population build their livelihoods on natural resource exploitation. Agriculture, fishery, and forestry collectively contribute to more than a third of Malawi’s GDP.
  25. 25. Energy sources used in Malawi Source: GOM, 2009
  26. 26. Our Vision for Action Ensure poor and marginalised people are able to fulfil their fundamental human rights to health, well-being and security despite facing hazards from climate change. support the people most at risk to overcome their vulnerabilities; to withstand CC impacts in the short term and to adapt to increasing hazards in the long term. advocate for those who are most responsible for the problem to do their fair share to mitigate future emissions and to provide resources for vulnerable groups to adapt.
  27. 27. VSO MALAWI CC STRATEGY: AWARENESS AND PRACTICE DEVELOP PRIORITY INTERVENTIONS STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY AND SYSTEMS OF THE GOVERNMENT STRENGTHEN ADVOCACY BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
  28. 28. THE WATERS PROJECT OVERVIEW • Water Futures: Towards Equitable Resource Strategies (WATERS) • PROJECT OVERALL GOAL: Reducing the vulnerability of the rural poor to climate change impacts by linking Local Government, Civil Society and Community to enable equitable Climate Proof Integrated Water Management. • PROJECT APPROACH: Ecosystem service approach for water resources management to be developed in consultation with villages and other local stakeholders.
  29. 29. Most Vulnerable Areas We are concentrating on the poorest districts that are the most vulnerable to climate change : 1. Chikhwawa 2. Karonga 3. Nsanje 4. Salima
  30. 30. VSO MALAWI CC STRATEGY:
  31. 31. Thank You! Zikomo! Yewo!

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