Malawi has now passed its first year under a new executive following the re-run presidential election of June 2020. The incoming administration inherited several pressing issues, with the country only narrowly avoiding a recession in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lingering shock of Cyclone Idai – both factors which further compounded deep challenges of addressing stubborn poverty and boosting the resilience and productivity of a significantly undiversified economy.
The government has stressed its commitment to a youth-centric approach to address these challenges, recently outlining a fresh national strategy seeking for Malawi to become an industrialized upper-middle-income country by the year 2063.
Education will be a pivotal factor within this transformation: not only through enhancing learning systems but in widening access to quality schooling for all children and tackling a consistently high drop-out rate.
Collaboration with Malawi’s international partners to support and finance these critical objectives marks a key focus for the Global Education Summit hosted in London on 28-29 July 2021.
At this event, HE Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, presents his long-term vision for an inclusively prosperous nation and the vital role of quality education within this, outlining the priorities for implementation over his government’s term in office.