Unlocking power of partnerships in the fight against COVID-19
June 6, 2022
Whilst encountering the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malawi’s resiliency paid off in many areas of development, and working in partnerships has been one of the powerful tools that has helped in the fight against the pandemic. To help scaling up domestic manufacturing of COVD-19 supplies in Malawi, UNDP and the Government of Japan launched a project to help boost the local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Through the project’s support, six public universities in Malawi have joined forces to produce the PPEs materials.
Dr. David Nkwambisi, Chairperson for University Innovation Coordination Team: “Through the project, we have also created collaborations within different faculties, including students, who have fresh and innovative minds.”
The partnerships also include collaborations with private sector institutions to build capacity and skill. The universities are using their skills to train vocational institutions on how to make PPEs and other COVID supplies.
UNDP Resident Representative for Malawi, Mr. Shigeki Komatsubara; “UNDP’s partnership with the Malawi Government and the Government of Japan is the perfect example on how global and domestic partnerships are key in realizing the development agenda. To defeat complex challenges like COVID-19, we require strong partnerships. Through such partnerships, we have had the opportunity to share many lessons, innovations, and achievements, which would not have been possible if we were working in isolation”.
Innovation in COVID-19 Vaccination: Doorstep mobile vaccine booths increase the vaccine uptakes in the Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
It has been three months since I could not take the 2nd dose of my Covid-19 vaccine because our village is far from the Sadar (town) vaccine center; I would not h...
Community Voices: Vision for Regional Economic Recovery in Afghanistan
This forum brings together over 200 community leaders representing the main regions of Afghanistan to share their visions for the country’s economic recovery
Environment and Social Management Plan (ESMP) - Executive Summary
The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Capacity Building Support Project in Afghanistan will enhance the capacity of non...