Deliberation Group, Malawi

The Nsanje District in Malawi is home to two regions (Traditional Authorities) that face severe challenges from recurrent flooding: TA Nyachikadza and TA Namera.  Over the weekend of June 3-4, 2017 480 residents from the two TA’s met to discuss thirty-two policy options on the topics of: relocation and resettlement, reducing vulnerabilities in the existing communities, and issues of population pressure, gender and access to social services. The problems facing these two communities have only worsened over the years and it has become ever more dangerous for its residents. Government policies have been ineffective and unenforced. A Deliberative Poll representing both communities provides informed and representative public input on what should be done.


Briefing Material