This report highlights contributions made by World Connect Malawi (WCM) towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are only 8 years left to 2030 for countries to report progress against the SDG indicators and targets. Community foundations (CF) and CF support organisations (CFSOs) like WCM are often overlooked because they are considered too small or too locally based. However, these organisations provide a unique opportunity for governments and donors to acquire important insights into the contexts in which they operate. They function at the interface with local communities, growing and inspiring agency and voice.
WCM, an independent grant making CFSO locally registered in Malawi, invests directly in ideas generated by communities. Identifying community priorities is done by partnering with community-based organizations (CBOs) and local leaders who are best positioned to drive self-sustaining development in their communities. Since 2018, WCM has funded 220 locally-led development projects across Malawian communities, directly impacting 96,193 people and indirectly 243,550 in the areas of health, education, environment, human rights, and economic advancement. This undoubtedly advances the SDGs as well as the goals contained in Malawi 2063, a strategic vision intended to propel Malawi to inclusive wealth creation and self-reliance by 2063.
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