Nsanje district advocacy and social mobilization workshop

CISONECC) with funding from Government of Germany through CARE Germany and CARE Malawi is implementing the InsuResilience MAPS project which aims to foster the effective implementation of climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) initiatives in Malawi. In line with this, the project seeks to enhance coordination of stakeholders in CDRFI by setting up and operationalizing the multi-actor dialogue platform (MAP).

With this in mind, CISONECC conducted a stakeholders’ coordination meeting on CDRFI on 29th September, 2020 in Mponela, Dowa with the aim of mapping the way forward in the operationalization of a multi-stakeholder platform on CDRFI. The meeting also meant to give stakeholders the opportunity to validate the InsuResilience MAPS project influencing strategy; to deliberate and come up with stakeholders’ positions on various CDRFI issues and finally to strengthen linkages, coordination and collaboration between CDRFI stakeholders.

Through this meeting, stakeholders were able to validate the InsuResilience MAPS project influencing strategy as well as provide recommendations to guide further review of the InsuResilience MAPS project influencing strategy. Stakeholders also came up with their position on different CDRFI issues. Most importantly, stakeholders were able to kick start the Malawi National MAP for CDRFI with the election of the steering committee chairperson and co-chairperson from the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) and Insurance Association of Malawi (IAM) respectively.