National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) has launched a refined strategic plan for 2015-2019.
The launched ceremony was held at Capital Hotel and was presided over by the First Deputy Speaker of Malawi’s Parliament, Honourable Esther Mcheka Chilenje, MP.
The Strategic Plan is a refined document built on the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan which was a product of participatory process including series of exhaustive stakeholder consultations and meetings.
Malawi’s female lawmakers’ profiles are expected to be raised and promoted following National Initiative for Civil Education (NICE) launch of calendars.
The calendars launch is a response to the worrying trend over recent studies that representation of women in Parliament remains very low.
For instance the recent studies titled, “Women and Power, Representation and Influence in Malawi’s Parliament” attests to this and goes on to recommendation a number of interventions for addressing this unacceptable situation.
Malawi’s former Vice President, Right Honourable Justice Chimera Malewezi has praised the national Initiative for Civic Education NICE for the role it is playing in proving civic education in the country.
Right Honorable Malewezi was speaking when he presided over the launch a book co-published by NICE and the Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI).
The book, titled "The Malawi 2014 Tripartite Elections - Is Democracy Maturing?” is an analysis of the May 2014 Tripartite election. It was co-edited by Nandini Patel and Michael Wahman and published with financial support from the European Union and the Government of Malawi.