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Malawi: Overseas Aid

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the purpose was of the media training provided by the Reuters Foundation and funded by his Department in Malawi in October 2007; who received the training; and what the nature of the training was. (263789)

13 members of staff in the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Malawi office received training on the 22 and 23 October 2007. The training was part of a wider programme designed to enable DFID’s staff to improve the delivery of programme support in Malawi. The workshops focused on how DFID, as the largest bilateral donor in Malawi, could better engage with the media to influence and advance development policy debate.