Scotland and Malawi have a shared history dating back more than 155 years to the travels of Dr Livingstone. Today, it is estimated more than 94,000 Scots are involved in a people-to-people link with Malawi, and 46% personally know someone working with Malawi. This is a unique national effort defined and underpinned by a spirit of dignified two-way partnership, in which the government is working in synergy with civic society, mobilising support and engagement from communities across Scotland. In this talk David Hope-Jones will look to identify some of the key distinctive features of the bilateral relationship; ask whether this is evidence of an innovative new approach to international development; highlight a few key recent events; and provide comment and analysis on the contemporary social, economic and political landscape in Scotland and Malawi.
The talk will be followed by a wine reception and everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, please register on the GCID Eventbrite site. You can also register to attend the final GCID event of the semester:
Tuesday 18th November, 5.15pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
Wolfson Medical School Building
Hidden Hunger Prof. John Briggs (Chair), University of Glasgow; Olive Towey, Concern Worldwide; David Pratt, Foreign Editor, Sunday Herald Kind regards. David Wright Networks Administrator Research Strategy and Innovation Office 11 The Square University of Glasgow G12 8QQ
David Hope-Jones, Principal Officer, Scotland-Malawi-Partnership