Monthly Archives: October 2019

National Symposium on Population and Development: Accelerating Malawi’s Promise

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) facilitated the event with Prof. Nyovani Madise, AFIDEP Director of Research and Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office, presenting on the ‘Status of ICPD Programme of Action in Malawi’. She noted that though the country had done well in the adoption of contraceptive use, with 58% of Malawian women using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 7% in 1992, there is still room for improvement as only 32% of unmarried adolescents aged 15-19 years were using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 17% in 2000. 

Leveraging Africa’s demographic transition: The young teachers’ imperative

October 5th, is World Teachers Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the work that teachers play in everyday life in building societies. The theme for this year is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” In Africa, and particularly in Malawi, the theme’s message could not be more poignant. The continent is at a crossroads, and decisions governments make today about the role of teachers in shaping the minds of young Africans will have long-lasting impacts.