THE CO-ORDINATION UNIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
| P. O. BOX 2916
(265) 645 757
FAX: (265) 645 492
More than ever before it is becoming apparent that the sound stewardship of Malawi's environment and natural resources necessitates increased cooperation and collaboration between the government, Non-Governmental Organisations, and more importantly the communities. To this end CURE's primary objective is to facilitate and promote the flow of information on sustainable community based natural resources management and integrated rural development.
The Environmental Learning and Resource Centre (ELRC) is a place for development practitioners, decision-makers and the general public. It is a place to get together, network, and learn about the environment and natural resource issues. The resources and information available in the ELRC help and encourage partners in development to adopt holistic approaches to natural resource management and environmental rehabilitation activities. The centre is also actively involved in raising environmental awareness amongst the civil society in Malawi.
Community mobilisation and strategies for enhancing popular participation in projects and programmes;
Intergration of gender concerns into environmental projects of all kinds.
Most of the centre's books, magazines, periodicals, manuals, training guides and visual aids are available on a temporary loan basis to members of the centre. Non members are allowed to use the resources on an in-house basis only.
Besides the library, CURE staff assists you in a variety of other ways. They can help you find information on a specific environmental topic, give you the right direction and put you in touch with the appropriate co-partners; they can also help you organize and facilitate your special workshops on specific environmental topics.
The ELRC has an inhouse desk top publishing facility which produces publications that provide details and contacts that you need in order to network effectively with other NGOs and the rest of the development community in Malawi. Staff in this section can also assist you develop your own small pamphlets, brochures, bulletins and other environmental publications.
ERLC falls under the Co-ordination Department which holds quarterly Environmental Co-ordination Meetings - another fantastic opportunity to network and share ideas with important organizations and people interested in meeting to solve Malawi's growing environmental challenges.
Policy development and advocacy
CURE provides training and capacity building services in the following areas:
PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL
CUREs programe and networking activities include
THE COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION
A GENDER ADVISORY PROGRAME
QUARTERLY ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATION MEETINGS
Lingalireni Mihowa - Gender Coordinator
Tadeyo Shaba - Coordinator
Patricia Kaupa (Mrs) - Programme Secretary
Emmanuel Kamangira - Communications Coordinator
Munthali (Ms) - Adminstration Officer