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Enhancing Communites' Resilience (ECRP) in Malawi - final report

An report from the ECRP programme in Malawi - it's impact, opportunities for improvement, barriers to success and guidance for future resilience programmes.

ECRP Insights - December 2016

The December 2016 edition of ECRP Insights. ECRP is a Christian Aid-led resilience programme in Malawi.

Picture Power: ECRP Malawi

Developed by Christian Aid, Picture Power uses participatory photography to provide communities with the skills and equipment to conduct their own project evaluation, most recently on our ECRP programme in Malawi. ECRP Picture Power project

Gender Analysis of Village Savings and Loans (ECRP)

Womens’ empowerment is a slow and incremental process, in which village and savings loan groups (VSL) can play a crucial role. In order to understand the impact of gender relations on VSL interventions, and vice-versa, focusing on the perceptions of men and women participating in VSL, household decision-making, and women’s access and control of VSL resources, Christian Aid commissioned a Gender and Power Analysis of VSL within ECRP. The study consists of a literature and document review, and primary qualitative research with 330 participants (191 women and 139 men) in 5 ECRP intervention districts; Kasungu, Mwanza, Mulanje, Nsanje, and Machinga. The analysis will progress by examining the influence of gender dynamics on VSL, and VSL on gender dynamics, relating to the woman herself, her household, the intervention, and the wider community.

Malawi Pigeon Peas Policy Brief (2015)

A report on policy and structural arrangements affecting the global market opportunities for Malawi's pigeon peas and pigeon pea products.

How to make a paper bag

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Instructions on how to make a paper bag as part of The Paper Bag game.

How to play the paper bag game

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Teacher instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

The paper bag presentation - Welsh

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) A Welsh language presentation to introduce the paper bag game.

The paper bag game presentation

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) A PowerPoint presentation to introduce the paper bag game.

The paper bag game introduction

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

ECRP resilience video: helping people help themselves

A case study video from Malawi showing how people are being enabled to move beyond survival and subsistence, to enjoy thriving and dignified lives. YouTube video

The poverty challenge game

Age: 11-14 / Youth group (11-18) A simulation game that aims to raise players’ awareness of our divided world and the importance of finding lasting solutions to help poor countries develop and work their way out of poverty.