IGS, in partnership with CGS (South Africa) has recently completed a DFID-funded project titled “Institutional strengthening of the Department of Geological Survey of Malawi, in support of the mineral exploration and environmental sectors”.
The project’s objective was a scoping study of the Malawian Geological Survey and the Earth School Sciences of the University of Malawi (Chancellor College). The study was conducted by means of two visits to Malawi during which the task team interacted with the personnel of the two institutions and other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, the Chamber of Mines and the World Bank.
A comprehensive report was written in which the task team describe the current state of the Geological Survey and the Earth Science Department, and make recommendations regarding institutional strengthening. The implementation of the recommendations will form part of a second project which will commence later in 2015.