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.
The ELRC houses a wide range
of books, materials, reports, videos and other forms of information on:
issues in Malawi, the region and the whole world;
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 in-house
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.