Malawi and Development Partners launch the social protection multi-donor Trust Fund

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Malawi and development partners have today Monday 23rd January, 2023 launched the Social Protection Multi-donor Trust Fund, which aims and focusses on enhancing social protection financing in Malawi.

The Multi-donor Trust Fund will enable the Government of Malawi to provide unconditional cash transfers to vulnerable Malawians and deliver cash for work to households at risk of extreme hunger.

To commence the Fund, the US Government had contributed K4.5 billion with Iceland contributing $3 million.

Speaking during the launch, US Ambassador to Malawi David Young said by investing in local communities to undertake public works that recover soils and watersheds, the program will also help boost harvests and increase Malawi’s resilience to the effects of climate change.