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Assembling key priorities and recommendations for the Government of Malawi toward wildlife policy and legislation


Launched in August 2015 under the leadership of H.E. President Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, The Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) is a multiparty coalition of over 20 Parliamentarians committed to elevating the role that natural resource management plays in domestic policy and regional development.

The caucus is a unique model that provides a nonpartisan forum for its members to directly and frequently engage with one another and with a collaboration of stakeholders, including government agencies, the business community, NGOs, and development institutions for the purpose of understanding of the conservation challenges facing Malawi and to pursue collaborative natural resource management actions.

The Caucus


Hon. Werani Chilenga (PP) (Co-Chair)
Hon. Alex Major (MCP) (Co-Chair)
Hon. Dr. Francis Mkungula (DPP) (Co-Chair)


Hon. Aisha Adams (UDF) (Treasurer)
Hon. Lingson Belekanyama MCP)

Hon. Olipa Chiluba (I)
Hon. Olipa Chimangeni (MCP)
Hon. Noah Chimpeni (PP)
Hon. Marko Ching’onga (MCP)
Hon. Harold Chinkhondo (MCP)
Hon. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda (MCP)
Hon. Ephraim Mganda Chiume (PP)
Hon. Daniel Chiwere (MCP)
Hon. Geoffrey Chiwondo (DPP)

Hon. Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri (I)
Hon. Esther Jolobala (I)
Hon. Boniface Kadzamira (I)
Hon. Patricia Kainga (PP)
Hon. Rev. Mwai Kamuyambeni (DPP)
Hon. Geroge Kamwanja (DPP)
Hon. Godwin Kanjere (DPP)
Hon. Willet Karonga (I)
Hon. Kassim Liguluwe (PP)

Hon. Christopher Mnyenyembe (I)
Hon. Rashid Pemba Msusa (UDF)
Hon. Baudeni Mtonga MCP)
Hon. Victor Musowa (DPP)
Hon. Vitus Dzoole Mwale (MCP)
Hon. Mary Navicha (DPP)
Hon. Harry Chipeni joka (MCP)
Hon. Commodious Nyirenda (I) (Spokesperson)

Guiding Principles

The members of this coalition recognize that a focus on natural resource security by Parliament is vital to ensuring Malawi’s stability and prosperity, and to addressing its economic growth, community development, environmental, and wildlife management challenges.

The MPCC is committed to a robust agenda in its first year of work to strengthen economy-oriented legislation and policy, engage private sector and non-governmental expertise, and drive the implementation of sustainable solutions in Malawi’s wildlife, forestry, agricultural, mineral, and water sectors.

Engaging Policymakers and the Judiciary to Address the Illegal Wildlife Trade

The ICCF Group in Africa

The ICCF Group’s Conservation Council of Nations (CCN) is working to build political will, improve policies, and enhance judicial frameworks for conserving wildlife and combating wildlife crime across ten countries in central, east, and southern Africa as part of the GEF-financed, UNEP-implemented project: Engaging Policymakers and the Judiciary to Address Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa. Targeted countries include: Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Congo – Brazzaville, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The project is building effective policymaking infrastructures and creating political will by developing the “architecture” needed for policy change, specifically the required mechanisms, relationships, and willingness among policy makers to take steps to mitigate illegal wildlife trade.

The intended outcome is to create new and strengthen existing “conservation caucuses” with increased capacity and willingness to assess and address poaching and illegal wildlife trade at high levels of government. The project will further improve policy and judicial action to address poaching and illegal wildlife trade by leveraging CCN’s experience, ICCF’s relationships, and the expertise of partners and stakeholders to focus caucus attention and energy on putting in place the laws, policies, and regulations needed to mitigate illegal wildlife trade, and on building the capacity of the judiciary to effectively enforce those laws.

Since project commencement in March 2015, The ICCF Group has established new conservation caucuses in Malawi and Uganda, has strengthened existing caucuses in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, and has received commitments from several other parliaments to form new caucuses.

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