Culture Fund for Malawi (CFM)

Where
Malawi
When
2020
Who
Regional Hub for Southern Africa of the Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos Foundation)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Supported by the Norwegian government, CFM aims at contributing to a dynamic, free and diverse cultural sector for improved living standards, economic growth and poverty reduction. The fund focuses more intensely on the promotion of cultural rights, aiming specifically at strengthening the capacity of cultural practitioners to participate in democratic processes and promoting the right to freedom of expression.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

CFM supported organization of a National Culture Conference by the Foundation for Arts and Culture (FoAC) and a
Capacity building workshop for CSOs on proposal writing organised by Music Crossroads Malawi in 2019

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

515000.00

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Norwegian Embassy, Malawi Government
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

After the first two years of implementation CFM, through its review of 2018, observed that there were some marginalized groups
that did not benefit much from the fund. Hence going forward the initiative focused more on the role of women and girls in arts and culture.