Open Hours: Mon - Fri 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Environmental Planning and Sustainability Malawi


nvironmental degradation is a serious issue in Malawi, with equally serious economic implications. Productivity of major crops is significantly below potential yields due in part to reduced soil fertility caused by unsustainable land use practices.

The PEI Malawi country programme was initiated in 2009 to support the government in addressing these problems. The country programme focuses on integrating sustainable natural resources management into national and sector policy, planning and budget processes. Thereby the country programme is contributing to the achievement of national development goals and the overall PEI Programme outputs. 

PEI Malawi is led by Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. In addition various sector ministries such as Agriculture and Food Security, Environment and Climate Change Management, Energy and Mining, Local Government and Rural Development, Tourism, Wildlife and Culture and the Office of the President and Cabinet are involved in the project implementation. PEI Malawi is also closely collaborating with the UNDP CO and is part of the One-UN processes under the UNRC. 


  • Increased awareness of the poverty-environment nexus among government stakeholders as well as the public following strategic communication at events and through local television, printed and online media.
  • The Malawi State of Environment Outlook Report 2010, the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy 2012-2016 as well as the UNDAF include poverty-environment objectives as a result of findings from the PEI supported ‘Economic Valuation of Natural Resource Management’. The study showed that unsustainable natural resource use is costing the country the equivalent of 5.3 percent of GDP each year, more than the total funding allocated to education and health in 2009.
  • The 2013 Revised Decentralized Environmental Management Guidelines includes poverty-environment linkages. Following the revision of the guidelines, PEI Malawi supported trainings for district level planners on how to use them in district planning processes. As a result 10 district Socio Economic Profiles and 5 District State of Environment Reports include poverty-environment references.
  • Increased Government Commitment to ensure that pro-poor sustainable environment and natural resource funding increases.  The Ministry of Finance guidelines for the preparation of the 2013/14 as well as the 2014/15 budget included a chapter on the importance of the alignment with sustainability guidelines. ‘The contribution from prudent use of natural resources, environmental management and climate resilience is crucial for Malawi to achieve national sustainable development. There is need to ensure that all projects comply with environmental sustainability guidelines. This has immense potential to provide benefits from sustainable resource use and management and climate proofing of the economy and presents a rare opportunity for improved livelihoods of present and future generations of Malawians.’ 
  • About 70% of Malawi’s environment and natural resource expenditure between 2006 and 2012 occurred in sector ministries. Sector spending is essential for a holistic approach to sustainability. 
  • Sustainability indicators included in the agriculture sector monitoring and evaluation framework coordinated with the World Bank. This resulted in the updating of baseline information for soil loss indicators and nutrient use efficiency for the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy and the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Plan. Following capacity building, Natural resource conservation officers take the lead on data collection and monitoring of sustainability indicators such as water quality. However, adequate data collection and analysis for the indicators remains a challenge. 
  • The Ministry of Energy together with PEI supported the production, marketing and distribution of energy efficient stoves and briquettes in four districts to demonstrate how the issue of burning charcoal can be addressed. The pilot projects have had important impacts on rural women and the environment. Inspired by these pilot projects the President of Malawi launched a similar initiative in 2013 with the target to produce two million energy efficient stoves under the national cook stove initiative.
  • Several draft policy documents reflect poverty-environment linkages as a result of PEI technical advisory services. These include the Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Policy and the guidelines for integrating environment and natural resource management into the Executive Decision Making Processes Handbook.
  • Malawi’s draft appraisal manual and preparation handbook of the Public Sector Investment Programme includes guidance on poverty-environment related matters. E.g., the handbook recommends that all capital intensive projects need to undertake and comply with recommendations from Poverty and Social Impact Assessments and provides guidance for how to carry out such assessments.
Previous International Partnerships


  • July 3, 2023

    This site definitely has all of the info I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  • July 8, 2023

    I do believe all the ideas you have presented on your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too quick for novices. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  • of course like your website however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth then again I will surely come back again.

  • July 12, 2023

    Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too great. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific website.

  • July 13, 2023

    If you wish for to get a great deal from this article then you have to apply such techniques to your won webpage.

  • July 14, 2023

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing problems with your blog. It seems like some of the text within your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before. Cheers

  • July 16, 2023

    Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

  • July 17, 2023

    Hi, this weekend is good for me, as this time i am reading this enormous informative article here at my house.

  • Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  • July 20, 2023

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content for you personally? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome web log!

  • July 21, 2023

    whoah this blog is wonderful i really like reading your articles. Stay up the good work! You recognize, many individuals are searching around for this info, you can help them greatly.

  • Hi there i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this post i thought i could also make comment due to this brilliant piece of writing.

  • I like the valuable information you supply on your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and test again here frequently. I am somewhat certain I will be informed many new stuff right here! Good luck for the following!

  • Your style is very unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  • Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  • August 1, 2023

    If some one needs to be updated with latest technologies afterward he must be pay a visit this site and be up to date daily.

  • August 2, 2023

    Thank you, I have recently been searching for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the best I have came upon so far. However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you positive about the source?

  • August 3, 2023

    Quality articles or reviews is the main to attract the people to go to see the site, that’s what this site is providing.

  • August 3, 2023

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your internet site.

  • August 3, 2023

    If you want to get much from this piece of writing then you have to apply such strategies to your won weblog.

  • I think what you postedtypedsaidthink what you postedwrotebelieve what you postedtypedthink what you postedtypedWhat you postedtypedsaid was very logicala bunch of sense. But, what about this?consider this, what if you were to write a killer headlinetitle?content?typed a catchier title? I ain’t saying your content isn’t good.ain’t saying your content isn’t gooddon’t want to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added a titlesomethingheadlinetitle that grabbed people’s attention?maybe get people’s attention?want more? I mean %BLOG_TITLE% is a little vanilla. You might look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they createwrite news headlines to get viewers to click. You might add a related video or a related pic or two to get readers interested about what you’ve written. Just my opinion, it might bring your postsblog a little livelier.

  • Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  • August 7, 2023

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  • August 9, 2023

    It’s in reality a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • August 13, 2023

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  • August 15, 2023

    What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity regarding unexpected feelings.

  • Very good site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

  • August 24, 2023

    I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite certain I will learn plenty of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  • August 25, 2023

    Hey very interesting blog!

  • September 6, 2023

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

  • I blog quite often and I truly appreciate your content. This article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  • If you desire to increase your familiarity simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the latest information posted here.

  • September 13, 2023

    Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

  • September 20, 2023

    Hello, I check your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work!

  • Hi this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Leave Your Comment

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi Brussels © 2022. All Rights Reserved

Before you continue on this site

The Embassy of Malawi’s website uses cookies and data to:
• Deliver and maintain services, like tracking outages and protecting against spam, fraud and abuse
• Measure audience engagement and site statistics to understand how our services are used

If you agree, we’ll also use cookies and data to:
• Improve the quality of our services for better experience