The UN System in Malawi has been present since 1964 and consist of 21 UN agencies, programmes and funds, both resident and non-resident. WFP is the lead agency for Pillar III of the UNDAF on Inclusive and Resilient Growth. WFP is the convening agency of three UN Joint Programmes on girls education, resilience-building and social protection, and is a participating agency in a Rome-based agency (RBA) joint programme on gender transformative action and a joint programme centred on support to the Malawi National COVID-19 Vaccine Programme.
3 UN Joint Programmes
- Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Empowered Resilience (PROSPER): This UN (UNICEF, FAO, UNDP, WFP) and INGO joint programme works to strengthen the resilience of 1.2 million vulnerable groups against climate-induced shocks from 2019 to 2023 with support from the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
- Joint Programme on Girls Education (JPGE) aims to improve access, quality and relevance of education for girls, through addressing key known threats to girls’ education. UN agencies involved (UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP) work in the same schools and community providing an integrated package of education, child protection, reproductive health and nutrition (school feeding) support.
- Social Protection for the SDGs in Malawi: Through strong coordination between WFP, UNICEF, ILO, the Resident Coordinator’s Office, and the Government, the programme provides a basis for systemic adaptations to the social protection system, enhances knowledge management, provides targeted capacity strengthening, and leverages the social protection system to address food insecurity.