Profile & Mandate
Greenlivelihoods is a youth-led registered local Non Governmental Organization in Malawi. Its Secretariat is in Lilongwe district. The organization, which officially started its operations in 2006 has a mission to drive innovative green development wind of change by empowering the relatively marginalized groups (specifically youth and women) with appropriate skills to address income and livelihoods poverty through implementation of demand driven sustainable livelihood interventions; youth unemployment through innovation incubation and skills development.
In pursuance of social impact innovation and skills development for progress; Greenlivelihoods employs participatory approaches and works in close collaboration with governmentagencies that include the Enviomental Affairs Department (EAD); and many other relevant ministires. GL also works in collaboration with Civil Society Network of Climate Change (CISONEC), Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, TransCarbon Interntional, Green Initiative (Zambia) and otherdomestic non-governmental organizations. In Malawi, through its Research and Knowledge Management arm; Greenlivelihoods has implemented shorterm technical service projects with World Vision, Save the Children, Care International, Concern Universal, DanChurch Aid, Heifer International, Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Africa Evaluation Association and Oxfam.
In partnershipship with Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (FISD), Greenlivelihoods is currently implementing a DanChurch Aid funded project entitled“Promotion of Right to Adequate Food and Community Resilience to Effects of Climate Change (PRAFOCRECC)’. PRAFOCRECC is a 5-year project aimed at adressing issues of right to food, improve food production, foster active citizenship, boost community resilience to effects of climate change through Natural based enterprises, & drought tolerant crops and promote climate smart agriculture in Dowa district. Internationally, Greenlivelihoods is a member of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership (SMP),Water Integrity Network (WIN) and Sustainable Development Network.
Greenlivelhoods has track record in working with communities (specifically youth and women) on innovation thinking capacity building, champioining talent identification for youth innovation incubation and enterpise development, following up skill-set utilization and facilitating coalitions of willing for green development. Currently Greenlivelihoods is working withthe youths and women on a ’Farmer Market School (FMS) Honey value chain project development in Dowa – Chibvala Extension Plannin Area (EPA).This project among others aims at unleashing talent and creativity among women and the youth to foster self-employment through natural reosurce based enteprise development.