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. Together and with the support of ICCF, the MPCC 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.
-- His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi and Patron of the MPCC
In November, 2015, His Excellency Prof. A. Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, became the official patron of the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus and committed to leading Malawi toward conservation-based economic development. As a result, the MPCC announced a robust agenda for 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. 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.
Timely, informative educational programs specifically geared to Members of Parliament demonstrate the importance of conservation to Malawi’s economic, social, and environmental interests, drive consensus and partnership in the conservation policy agenda, and highlight ongoing challenges and successful solutions to natural resource management challenges.
ICCF Malawi and its Conservation Corps of veteran U.S. and Canadian conservation experts are working with the Government of Malawi to develop comprehensive natural resource management plans that carefully balance conservation and development needs.