Agreement between Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Malawi regarding development cooperation concerning Promotion and Conservation of National Cultural Heritage of Malawi
The agreement was signed on 8th December, 2011. The main objective of the agreement is to have and promote a vibrant Malawian culture for national identity, unity in diversity and sustainable socio-economic development. The project is set to run from 2011 to 2014 with a possibility of extending.
The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is the implementing agency for the agreement. The ministry proposes to the Royal Norwegian Embassy projects that it wishes to undertake to achieve the objective of the agreement. On the other hand the Royal Norwegian Embassy provides funding for carrying out the activity.
Some of the activities that were carried out in this Agreement include:
- The Malawi Cultural festival
- Proverb Inspired Art exhibition and the
- Festival Organisers Consultative Conference
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
There have not been much challenges except that at times the depreciation of the kwacha(Malawi's local currency) results in unexpecetd rise in cost of some essential commodities hence affects implementation of some projects.