MALAWI TO HOLD 1ST ANNUAL NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

This year’s inaugural conference will be held under the theme: ‘Beyond Political Freedom to Inclusive Wealth Creation and Self-reliance’

The National Planning Commission (NPC) and its partners will from Thursday, August 27 to Friday August 28, 2020 host Malawi’s first annual National Development Conference which will be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

The National Development Conference will be an annual event where experts will come together to take stock and discuss how to accelerate our agreed national development priorities with the participation, feedback and contributions from different stakeholders, including the general public. 

This year’s inaugural conference will be held under the theme: ‘Beyond Political Freedom to Inclusive Wealth Creation and Self-reliance’ and will provide a platform where citizens, state and non-state actors as well as development partners will discuss emerging issues from the consultations for the development of the National Transformation 2063, the envisioned successor to Vision 2020. 

The conference will be a hybrid of virtual and limited physical participation to be coordinated from the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe in full compliance with COVID 19 preventive measures as prescribed by the Ministry of Health. 

The official opening ceremony of the Conference will take place on 27th August and will be followed by a more technical approach where stakeholders will brainstorm on the quick wins and transformative strategies for operationalizing the new Vision, its pillars and enablers. 

The conference has been jointly organised by the National Planning Commission, the Malawi Government, the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOMA), the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI), the Public Private Partnerships Commission (PPPC), and Michigan State University with a number of development partners playing a key supportive role. 

The National Planning Commission was established through an Act of Parliament of 2017 as an independent public agency with mandates to: (i) Coordinate and spearhead the identification of the medium and long-term national development priorities and strategies for the country; and (ii) Oversee their implementation. 

For further information and clarification, contact the NPC Director of Development Planning Dr. Grace Kumchulesi on e-mail: gkumchulesi@npc.mw or phone: 0882805304.

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