Workshop on National   
Information and Communication Technologies Policy in Malawi
16-17 September 1999 
Lilongwe Hotel, 
Ministry of Information


The following areas have been identified for consideration by the workshop. It is expected that a paper will be presented in each area by a participant from an organisation considered to be a major player in the respective area. The paper will provide guidance for group discussions which are expected to yield a more substancial product to be presented at a plenary. Debates on these are expected to yield the major recommendations for formulation of policy, plans and strategies in the respective areas.

The major players in each area were identified by the organising committee for the workshop.
Communication Policy 
The Malawi Government Communications Policy was approved by Government in 1998 
  • Minstry of Information
  • Malawi Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (MPTC)
  • Law Commissioner
  • Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
Information Policy 
No policy exists in Malawi 

The Malawi Constitution on 

  • Ministry of Information
  • Civil Liberties Comittee (CILIC)
  • Malawi Broadcating Corporation (MBC)
  • Journalists Association of Malawi (JAMA)
Policy on Connectivity 
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet
  • Data Networks
No policy exists in Malawi 
  • MPTC, Malawi Net
  • SDNP
  • Data Processing Department
  • MBC
  • TV Malawi
Policy on Access: 
  • Democratisation
  • Telecentres
  • District data banks
  • Rural Telcommunications
  • Universal Access
No policy exists in Malawi 

The Malawi Constitution on Access to Information 

  • Public Affairs Committee (PAC)
  • SDNP
  • Ministry of Local Government
  • MPTC
  • Libraries:
    • Univeristy of Malawi
    • National Library Service
  • Donors: UNDP, ECA, DANIDA
Policy of Information Content: 
  • Mass media
  • Websites
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Research
  • Trade
  • Electronic Commerce
No policy exists in Malawi 
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Information
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Internet Service Providers
    • Malawi Net
    • SDNP
    • Epsilon & Omega
  • Censorship Board
  • Research Centres
  • Univeristy of Malawi
  • Reserve Bank
  • National Statistical Office
  • Nationnal Economic Council
  • Malawi Investment Promotion Agency (MIPA)
  • Donors
Policy on Training:  
  • Technology (ICT)
  • Content 
    • development
    • use
No policy exists in Malawi 
  • University of Malawi
  • Malawi Institute of Management
  • Ministry of Education
  • MPTC College
  • Department of Human Resource Management and Development
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