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Malawi, a landlocked country in Southeast Africa, is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The 2018 census estimated Malawi's population at 17.5 million with 84% of the people living in rural areas. The economy is vulnerable to external shocks due to heavy dependence on underdeveloped irrigation facilities and low agricultural productivity. This renders Malawi one of the poorest nations in the world. The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III) is themed "Building a Productive, Competitive and Resilient Nation," to drive the national development through to 2022. In line with it, the Japan's Cooperation Policy for Malawi aims at ‘Building a foundation for sustainable and self-reliant growth' through three main pillars of: 1. Promoting diversified and market-oriented agriculture, 2. Fostering human resource for self-reliant development, 3. Building a foundation for economic growth, taking into account climate change and urbanization.

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JICA Malawi Office
Pacific House, Area 13, Plot No.100,City Centre, Lilongwe 3,Malawi
(P.O.Box 30321, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi)

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June 14, 2021 Activities in Malawi
May 21, 2021 Publications
February 18, 2021 A sketch of Malawi- "JICA going forward in development with a democratic friend"
February 8, 2021 A sketch of Malawi - "Issue on Water supply and challenges on recovery against Non-revenue water in Malawi"
October 28, 2020 A sketch of Malawi - "Prospects and Challenges for the hydroelectric power station construction project in Malawi"

News & Features

July 6, 2021 Signing of Grant Agreement with Malawi: Contributing to the establishment of an effective and safe vaccination system against COVID-19 through providing cold chain and medical equipment
September 10, 2020 Signing of Grant Agreement with Malawi:Contributing to economic activities in Malawi and Southern Africa through the rehabilitation of main roads in Lilongwe
December 4, 2019 Regional cooperation to protect countries from cyclones! Seven Southeast Africa and Indian Ocean countries launch “Disaster Risk Reduction Management Platform”
March 22, 2019 Emergency Assistance to Malawi in Response to the Floods Disaster
November 26, 2018 His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Grants Audience to Participants in the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program

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