The youths who make water management their business

Charity Kalibwanji from Muonekera Primary School says before UNICEF installed a solar powered borehole at her school, she used to miss lessons to seek for water. © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Gregory Gondwe The local saying ‘children are the future leaders’ is out of date. At least this is the case going by the stand taken by youths … Continue reading The youths who make water management their business

Why water is becoming Malawi’s most precious resource

A woman drawing water from an unprotected source for drinking in Blantyre Rural © UNICEF Malawi/2016/ Sebastian Rich By Paulos Workneh, Chief of WASH, UNICEF Malawi Every year on 22 March, the world at large and Malawi commemorate World Water Day. This year’s theme is about ‘waste water reuse for sustainable development’. This is an … Continue reading Why water is becoming Malawi’s most precious resource

Flying high over Malawi: my time working with drones

Matthias and community members watch drone footage on a laptop  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Owen Cardew By Matthias Boyen Living and working in Malawi has always been exciting. As a student in conflict and development, I came to the country to conduct research on street vendors and organization structures in the markets. Three years later, I find … Continue reading Flying high over Malawi: my time working with drones

Desperate measures: hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

Shamim with her son Junior on the porch of the one room house they share  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape which until recently was yellow and brown is now a lush green. Streams and … Continue reading Desperate measures: hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex