The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Malawi continues to move forward strongly with the signing of sub-grantees following the first funding round. The agreements that have been entered into are for between 2 and 4 years, and total nearly USD 2 million (38% of the total GSF grant).
The following four organizations and one consortium were selected for funding:
- Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief
- Centre for Integrated Community Development
- Concern Universal
- Training Support for Partners
- Water for People Malawi, Fresh Water and CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (Consortium)
These organizations will work across all 6 of the GSF’s focus districts: Chikhwawa, Balaka, Nkhotakota, Ntchisi, Phalombe, and Rumphi. Two of the grants are focused in two districts and the other three in just one district. The GSF programme design in Malawi emphasizes collaborative working modalities at the District level, in order to better coordinate interventions and leverage skills and resources. As a result, GSF’s sub-grantees will be working closely to support the plans and contribute towards the sanitation and hygiene targets of Local Government bodies, as well as engage with other development partners at the district level to enhance synergies.
Plan Malawi, GSF’s Executing Agency, will support these organizations commence their work on the ground. In the coming months, Plan Malawi will also be putting out a further Request for Proposals to look for additional sub-grantees to complement the initial grants and contribute further towards the objectives and targets of the GSF programme in Malawi.