Austin Madinga's Life Unbound

Day of the Girl

Empower girls with education

Seventeen year old Fyness is awakened by the movement of the goat she shares her living quarters with. In the distance, the sound of Cockerels breaks the predawn silence. It is time for her to rise and set off for...

Do UN General Assembly trips give a ROI?

President Mutharika and his delegation have arrived in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. As is normally the case, there have been questions about the size of his delegation and the cost to taxpayers.

Save that drop: Malawi’s water woes

Like most countries in the Southern Africa region, Malawi has faced severe water stress in the past few years owing to low rainfall during the period. This has affected the generation of electricity as well as agricultural productivity. And water...

Malawi loves cash transactions

Malawi’s Cash Addiction

Have you ever been forced to abandon your shopping at the supermarket till because the lone POS device ‘is not working’? Very typical in the retail sector in Malawi where traders just love the sight of cash!

Using IoT to train problem solvers of the future

Is Malawi ready to develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that tackle current and future food security, energy, transport and health issues? Well, that was a challenge the We for Talent Hackathon set out to address.