Research Assistant Amando Borge and PhD student Donald Robertson, recently represented the Climate Justice Fund: Water Futures Programme (CJF) at a meeting of major water sector development partners in Malawi. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with the goal of introducing Eskendir Alemseged as the new person responsible for the Bank’s water and sanitation portfolio, Amando and Donald, along with partner consultant James Mambulu (Bawi Consultants) were able to share with the delegation the ongoing work of the Climate Justice Fund in Malawi. Among the topics discussed was the ongoing ‘mWater’ mapping initiative by the CJF as well as the work of our borehole forensics team and the wider support for the Government of Malawi in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 by the CJF team at the University of Strathclyde.
The meeting was attended by many important NGO stakeholders in the water sector including the European Union, African Development Bank and, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency. All the representatives were very interested in the work of the CJF and welcomed their contributions to the tabled discussions.
“It was a great opportunity to attend and speak with so many important stakeholders within the sector here in Malawi. I look forward to continued positive engagement with the group throughout my PhD research” – Donald Robertson