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News   Hazviperi Mbizi and Joe Mlenga   March 12, 2021
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Joe Mlenga, a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at the Polytechnic has published a policy brief on the Global Engagement Network (GENIDA) on Internally Displaced Persons in Malawi.

GENIDA Policy Briefs are concise and insightful analytical pieces on issues of internal displacement that are relevant to the African context and also resonate globally in the furtherance of sustainable solutions for the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The brief is entitled; Bridging disaster risk and internal displacement in Malawi: reflections on Malawi’s Disaster Risk Management Policy

This policy brief forms part of research of the GENIDA (EP/T003227/1) projects supported by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). 

 This article is a short discussion of the Malawi Disaster Risk Management Policy, a document that is indirectly linked to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. The paper focuses on how the Policy can be advantageous for internally displaced persons, despite the fact that it does not have terminology such as ‘internal displacement’ or ‘internally displaced persons’. The paper ends by making three recommendations on policy and legislation regarding IDPs in Malawi.

He acknowledges the inputs of Bertrand Khanyizira, Rejoice Shumba and Sam Gama in the development of this brief.

The brief can be downloaded on;


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