National action programme for Malawi for the United Nations convention to combat desertification
The program is a result of issues and concerns expresses by Malawians on food security, water and sanitation renewable energy, forest product and services, environment and indigenous knowledge. The overall strategy of the National Action Programme has two main objectives:
(i) emphasize integrated local development programmes for affected areas, based on participatory mechanisms and on integration of strategies for poverty eradication into efforts to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought,
(ii) strengthening the capacity of local authorities and ensuring the active involvement of local populations, communities and groups, with emphasis on education and training, mobilization of non-governmental organisations with proven expertise and strengthening of decentralised government structures.