Welcome to the Mining in Malawi blog site.
The Government of Malawi aims to increase the contribution of mining to 20% of Malawi’s GDP by 2023 (see Malawi Mines & Minerals Policy (2013)). Although this is highly improbable, we still need to work together to ensure that this is done in the best way possible.
Mining in Malawi is home to a collection of and commentary on news, research and initiatives in Malawi’s extractive industries. It covers oil and gas as well as mining, but trying to combine those words into a catchy blog title was not possible.
More information needs to be more widely and easily available for interested investors, concerned citizens, present political leaders, agitated activists, etc.
With more information at our fingertips, we will be better placed to drive debate, inform policy, push for improving the investment climate and transparency in the sector and make progress in maximising the much-touted potential of the industry for equitable national, community and household socio-economic growth as well as for the investors and shareholders.
We welcome your feedback.
A note about the blog
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Master of Science from the Royal Agricultural University, United Kingdom. She is slowly working towards a further postgraduate qualification through the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
Rachel is interested to connect with anyone involved or seeking to be involved in Malawi’s extractive industries as well as those exploring the relationship between faith and extractives.
Read more about Rachel’s decision to no longer write anonymously.