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ZOMBA, November 25, 2017:  An automated weather station will be established and five other community based early warning systems will be installed in Zomba to improve capacity on accurate weather and climate information for the sake of farmers, fishermen and other weather and climate data users. The development comes through…
Chiradzulu, November 25, 2017: Chiradzulu District Forest Office has expressed concern over the cut of its tree planting budget from K12 million to K6 million, a development which will likely affect 73 Natural Resource Committee in the district. District Forest Officer (DFO) For Chiradzulu, Yamikani Makwinja told Malawi News Agency…
Chiradzulu, November 25, 2017: Communities inChiradzulu have condemned Chiradzulu District Forestry Officials for failing to contain deforestation that is taking place at an alarming rate at Chiradzulu Mountain. Some of the concerned citizens told Malawi News Agency (MANA), in an interview, that workers at the District Forest Office (DFO) are…
FLASHBACK: Displaced people by floods in 2015 in Chikwawa at an evacuation centre Mchinji, November 24, 2017: The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will embark on scaling up the use of modernised climate information and early warning systems (M-CLIMES) Project…
Nkhotakota, November 24, 2017: African Parks (AP), an international nongovernmental organisation entrusted by the Malawi Government to manage Nkhotakota Wild Life Reserve and Liwonde National Park, has fenced half of the wildlife reserve with electric wire since 2015. Park Manager for AP, Samuel Kamoto, said on Thursday during the tour…
MANGOCHI, November 23, 2017: Heavy rains characterized by strong winds that hit some village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Katuli in Mangochi recently have left 112 houses damaged and five people injured. A rapid assessment by the District Civil Protection Committee (DCPC) established the damages and casualties following reports the office…
Nkhotakota, November 23, 2017: Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has attributed its information communication dissemination challenge to high illiteracy levels in the country, saying people fail to instantly understand the information they present at once.  Amos Ntonya, a Meteorologist in the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services…
Nkhotakota, November 23, 2017: A 13 year old girl, Zione Kaole has died while three others got injured after a house they were living in collapsed due to heavy storm experienced in Malemia Village in Nkhotakota. The District’s Acting Desk Officer for Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Victor Chithabwa,…
  Some of the damaged houses Pic by Aliko Munde -Mana Nkhata Bay, November 22, 2017: At least 45 households in Nkhata Bay District were Monday rendered homeless following stormy winds that hit the area of Group Village Head Kanyanda in Traditional Authority Malenga Mzoma at around 7:30 am. Assistant…
  Project to reduce disasters such as floods - File photo Kasungu, November 22, 2017: Government has embarked on a K12 billion project called Modernized Climate information and Early Warning Systems M-CLIMES which is expected to boost meteorological service of the country. Speaking to the District Executive Committee (DEC) members…

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Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

 Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

Lilongwe, May 22: Floods have become a common occurrence in most parts of Malawi and the resulting damage has had far reaching consequences on individual lives and their communities. For people of Group Village Headman (GVH) Dzindevu and the surrounding areas in Dedza have been part of the statisti...