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					                                        CC DARE Proposal Form
This form is for use by organizations and individuals interested in applying for support from the CC
DARE Programme. The present template lists key topics which need to be included in a project
proposal under the CC DARE Programme. The bullet points under each topic are not exhaustive
and, where relevant, other issues may be added.

Once you have ensured that all sections are fully completed, please return this form to CC DARE
progamme manager Bubu Jallow: Bubu.Jallow@unep.org and to the UNFCCC focal point.

Please note that the application should not exceed 5 pages excluding annexes.

Section 1: General Information

 Full name of organization          National Commission for Science and Technology

 Type of organization               Parastatal Organization

 Organization address               Physical: 3rd Floor Magetsi House, City Center, Lilongwe, Malawi.
                                    Postal: P/Bag B 303, Lilongwe 3, Malawi.
 Organization website               www.ncst.org (being developed, not yet commissioned)

 Previous experience within         Consultancy on Climate Change: Vulnerability assessment of the
 climate change and adaptation      fisheries resources to climate change. Department of Environmental
 (attached CV of project leader     Affairs Consultancy Contract No. DEA/2001 (Dr. A. Maluwa)
 and key members of team).          Chair of the NAPA Document Preparation Team (Symon Mandala)
 Portfolio of the organization      For CVs and NCST Portfolio refer to the annexes
 Contact person:
    - Name:                         Dr. Alfred Maluwa, 265 1 770 455, aomaluwa@mistmw.org
    - Telephone number:
    - E-mail address:
    - Replacement in case of        Symon Mandala 265 1 776 088 smandala@mistmw.org
        absence:

Section 2: Project Description
 Project title:
 Adjustment in the National Science and Technology Policy with the insertion of climate change and environment
 issues to initiate integration of climate change in the policy.
 Project Summary:
 The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) is an over aching Malawi Government Policy that
 defines Government priorities within priorities. Initially, in 2006, the strategy defined six priority areas being



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agriculture and food security, irrigation and water development, transport and infrastructure development, energy
generation and supply, integrated rural development and prevention and management of nutritional disorders,
HIV and AIDS. Recently, Government has added education, science and technology, climate change and
environment and youth development and welfare into the MGDS.

The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has been established in order to advise
government on all science and technology (S&T) matters. The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy
2002 was formulated before the MGDS in 2006, hence is being reviewed to align it with the six initial priority
areas. The inclusion of climate change and environmental issues into the MGDS in 2009, needs further re-
aligning of the STI Policy with the MGDS.

This proposed project aims at inclusion of climate change and environment in the STI Policy so that the policy is
in line with the current (2009) version of the MGDS. The project activities shall include reviewing the national
and international literature, protocols, treaties and conventions on environment and climate change to
which Malawi is and is not a signatory; review national legislations and regulations relevant to
environment and climate change; contribute a section on Climate Change and Environment in the STI
Policy, which will have strategies, implementation and; monitoring and evaluation plans; consult
relevant stakeholders through two workshops, one with all Directors of Government line Ministries,
heads of NGOs and Civil Society dealing with Climate Change and Science and Technology issues and
another with Principal Secretaries of all Government Ministries. Incorporate comments and
recommendations from the stakeholders and submit the final draft to Government for approval. The
project duration is four months with a budget of USD30,000.

Beyond the project, the NCST shall launch the STI Policy once it is approved by Government and shall
hold awareness programs with the grass root communities and other stakeholders. Each stakeholder
shall be involved in the implementation of the policy in accordance with the implementation,
monitoring and evaluation plans of the Policy.

The project has potential for replication because the proposed approach will complete a policy review
process within a period of 4 months. This method or approach will serve as a model for future policy
formulations and or revisions which would need to be undertaken for the integration of climate change
into national and other sectoral policies and strategies. In Malawi, there are a lot of sectoral policies that
have out lived their lifetime, hence need revision and some sectors do not even have policies. The main
contributing factor is that it takes a long time, in some cases over two years to formulate or review a
policy. The short duration will serve as a model for other sectors in the policy formulation or review
process. At the regional level, the process could also be replicated to other countries in Africa.
Estimated duration:
Four months
Background and rationale: the problem
    - What is the problem for which support is being sought, and why is it important?
    - What is the relevance to the CC DARE purpose and objectives?
    - How do the targeted priority issues relate to the regional or local context?
    - How does the proposed project relate to existing capacity gaps?
Malawi has for the past decade formulated policies with the aim of fostering economic development for
the nation. In 1998, Malawi developed a vision 2020 document which envisaged Malawi to be a
scientifically and technologically driven middle income economy in 2020. Later, in 2002, Malawi
launched the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (MPRSP) which sought to achieve sustainable poverty
reduction through socio-economic and political empowerment of the poor. The MPRSP had four pillars;
sustainable pro-poor economic growth, human capital development, improving the quality of life of the
vulnerable and good governance. Two years later, in 2004, the Malawi Economic Growth Strategy
(MEGS) was formulated and complemented the MPRSP by focusing on the first pillar. The MEGS



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mainly aimed at generating high and sustainable broad based economic growth through the promotion
of trade and investment. In 2005, the MPRSP was phased out and government formulated the Malawi
growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) in 2006. The MGDS complements both the MPRSP and
MEGS by strengthening sustainable economic growth and infrastructural development.

The MGDS is now the over arching policy that defines government priorities within priorities. Initially
the MGDS identified six priority areas that have been the main focus to achieve economic growth and
wealth creation. The priority areas have been; agriculture and food security, irrigation and water
development, transport infrastructure development, energy generation and supply, integrated rural
development and, prevention and management of nutritional disorders, HIV and AIDS. In 2009,
government has added three more priority areas in the MGDS, namely, education, science and
technology, climate change and the environment and, youth development and welfare.

Malawi first formulated and adopted a national science and technology policy in 1991. The policy
aimed at resolving commonly encountered problems in the development and management of science
and technology in Africa. In 2002, the policy was reviewed but the new policy was not implemented in
full due to absence of an implementation plan and an uncoordinated pluralistic approach to science and
technology. In November, 2008, government established a National Commission for Science and
Technology as an umbrella body that should coordinate and advise government on all science and
technology matters. This development has led to the revision of the Science and Technology Policy of
2002, in order to align it with the over arching government policy, i.e., the MGDS. The inclusion of
climate change and the environment in the MGDS necessitates further revision of the Science and
Technology Policy in order to further align the policy with the MGDS. This alignment is necessary so
that climate change and environmental issues are fully integrated in the new science and technology
policy.

The proposed project falls within the objectives of CC DARE in that the project shall mainstream the
climate change and environmental issues into the science and technology policy. The project shall also
develop an implementation plan which shall define all stakeholders in the field of climate change and
environment, their responsibilities and how they complement each other to achieve the stated national
goals. The project shall also develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for each strategy in the policy’s
climate change and environment section. This is in line with the CC DARE objective of refining or
strengthening national adaptation plans and policies. The streamlining of climate change issues in the
STI Policy is essential because the threat posed by extreme climatic events to food, health, water and
energy which are priority areas in the MGDS has on the other hand been the driving force for the
preparation of Malawi’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). This ensures that climate
change adaptation needs in the NAPA are integrated in the STI Policy. The STI Policy has strategies on
the utilization of the science and technology fund which shall be managed by the National Commission
for Science and Technology. The inclusion of climate change in the policy ensures that some of the
adaptation measures would be funded by the fund when operational.

The Science and technology policy is also being aligned with the Southern African Development
Community (SADC) Protocol on Science and Technology, which Malawi is signatory. Some of the
strategies for adaptation to climate change will be tackled at SADC regional level, e.g. those dealing
with shared ecosystems between Malawi and her neighbors and includes wetlands, rivers, lakes and
forest reserves. Malawi is also cooperating with other member states of the African Union in Science
and Technology and some of the strategies will have regional and continental activities.
Objectives:
   - What is the overall goal of the proposed project?
   - What are the main objectives of the project and how do these contribute to the purpose and objectives of



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            the CC DARE Programme?
    -       What are the linkages to other ongoing initiatives (e.g. NAPA, SNC, PRSP etc.)?
 The overall goal of the proposed project is to initiate the integration of climate change into the STI
 Policy through the insertion of a chapter in the current version in order to align the policy with the
 MGDS.

 The main objectives are to;
     insert a section on climate change and environment in the STI Policy in order to align the
       Policy with the MGDS
     Mobilize relevant stakeholders in order for them to play their important roles in the
       implementation of the revised STI Policy programmes and activities.
 Methodology and implementation:
    - How will project objectives be achieved?
    - Who are the target groups of the project?
    - What techniques/approaches will be adopted to implement project activities?
    - Who are the key stakeholders of the project and what methods will be used to involve them?
    What is the replicability potential of the proposed project?
 A core team of two experts as per the attached CVs will review relevant national and international
 literature, protocols, treaties and conventions on environment and climate change to which Malawi is
 and is not a signatory; review national legislations and regulations relevant to environment and climate
 change; contribute a chapter on Climate Change and Environment in the STI Policy, which will have
 strategies, implementation and; monitoring and evaluation plans; mobilize and consult relevant
 stakeholders through two workshops, one with all Directors of Government line Ministries, heads of
 NGOs and Civil Society dealing with Climate Change and Science and Technology issues and another
 with Principal Secretaries of all Government Ministries. Incorporate comments and recommendations
 from the stakeholders and submit the final draft to Government for approval.

 After the Policy is approved, some activities will continue beyond the project, which will be raising
 national awareness of the STI Policy among the grass root. This is a planned activity for the National
 Commission for Science and Technology, which will raise awareness for the whole STI policy. The
 NCST will also champion the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all the activities in the STI
 Policy beyond the project activities.
            Technical support
    -       Indicate whether under the proposed project, there is a need for external technical support from the CC
            DARE programme. 1 If it the case, please detail the nature of the support requested.
 Technical support will be required for Climate Change and Environment International Experts to
 externally review the Climate Change and Environment Chapter in the final draft of the STI Policy.
 The Experts should be fully conversant with Policy, Climate Change and Environment issues.

Section 3: Expected results
 Outcomes, outputs and dissemination of results:
    - What are the expected outputs and outcomes of the project?
    - Which indicators will be used to assess results?
    - How do expected outcomes support capacity building and policy integration into development?
    - How will project results be disseminated and communicated to relevant stakeholders?
    - Indicate deliverables and timeframe
                        Period
 Planned Activities     (days) Planned outputs         Expected outcomes                Indicators


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          When needed, the CC DARE programme provides external technical support for project activities. This support
        is free of charge to applicants and should be stipulated in the present from.


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 Consult stakeholder        30      Climate change             Stakeholder awareness on the        Data and
 institutions dealing               data and                   review of the STI Policy            information on
 with climate change                information                                                    climate change from
                                    sourced                                                        stakeholders
 Review relevant            30      Data and                   Development of sound climate        Climate Change and
 literature, conventions,           information from           change adaptation strategies in     Adaptation Chapter
 treaties                           literature collected       the STI Policy being revised        in the STI policy
 Produce 1st STI Policy     30      First draft produced       Insertion of climate change and     First STI Policy
 draft that includes a                                         environment issues in the           draft
 chapter on climate                                            revised STI Policy
 change
 Prepare national           10      Workshop                   Stakeholder participation in the    Workshop program,
 stakeholder                        preparations in            policy review process               speeches and
 consultative workshop              place                                                          presentations
 Hold national               2      Stakeholder                Stakeholder awareness on their      Stakeholder
 stakeholder                        comments received          roles and responsibilities          resolutions and
 consultative workshop                                                                             recommendations
 Incorporate stakeholder    10      2nd STI draft Policy       Draft Policy aligned to MGDS        Workshop report
 comments and produce
 2nd draft
 Prepare Policy Makers’     10      Workshop                   Policy maker participation in       Workshop program,
 consultative workshop              preparations in            the policy review process           speeches and
                                    place                                                          presentations
 Hold Policy Makers’         2      Policy Makers’             Policy makers’ awareness of         Policy Makers’
 consultative workshop              comments received          their roles and responsibilities    resolutions and
                                                               in the revised STI Policy           recommendations
 Incorporate Policy         10      Final STI draft            Involvement of all relevant         Final STI Policy
 Makers’ comments and               Policy                     stakeholders in the review of       draft
 produce final draft                                           STI Policy
 Submit final draft to       5      Final draft                MGDS aligned STI National           Submitted STI draft
 Cabinet                            submitted for              Policy                              Policy final version
                                    Government
                                    approval

 Monitoring and evaluation:
     How will project achievements be monitored and evaluated to ensure proper management and effective
     learning?
 Implementation of activities will be monitored through indicators for each activity and the means of verification
 will be the activity reports. Evaluation will involve the process of examining each action taken and adjustments
 made in order to achieve the outputs and outcomes. Key monitoring tools will include a work plan, available data
 and or information, budget and actual outputs.

Section 4: Budget

 The preliminary budget should specify following budget headlines:
 Item                                             Unit     Quantity            Unit cost (US$)     Amount
 Human resources
 Project coordination                              1          1                            1,000                  1,000
 Consultants                                       1          3                            4,000                 12,000
 Administrative/support staff                      1          2                              250                    500
 Travel                                            2          3                            1,000                  3,000
 Meetings & Workshops                              1          2                            6,000                 12,000



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Office materials & supplies         1       4   300    1,200
Monitoring & Evaluation (specify)
Communication                       1       3   100     300
Other (Specify)
TOTAL                                                 30,000




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