Malawi Not Performing In Social Protection
United Nations Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres says there is a need for Malawi to seriously implement its sustainable development goals frameworks if the country is to achieve social protection systems for the sustainable development goals.
She said this in Lilongwe during an evaluation of the joint social protection program by the United Nations.
On Tuesday, representatives from the government and the United Nations, met in Lilongwe to evaluate the progress of the Joint Program on Social Protection for the sustainable development goals.
During the meeting, Minister of Gender, disability, and Social Welfare Dr. Patricia Kaliyati said Malawi is struggling to strengthen the set social protection systems despite having policy frameworks.
Dr. Kaliyati attributed this to high poverty and illiteracy levels.
The program aims at assisting Malawi in the reduction of those vulnerable to food insecurity by 2022.
With 2022 just a few months away, United Nations Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres said Malawi has strong policy frameworks but the challenge is on the implementation citing the need to materialize the frameworks.
The social protection program is in line with the United Nations’ blueprint of 2023, which focuses on increased food and nutrition security.