A breakthrough in Malawian social dialogue

A breakthrough in Malawian social dialogue

Jannes van der Velde Country manager View profile

Malawi celebrated a breakthrough in strengthen tripartite social dialogue as minister of Labour Vera Mantukule, labour union president Charles Kumchenga and employers’ leader Anne Chavula agreed on the way forward. 


Minister of Labour Vera Kamtukule addresses the social dialogue conference. Left on the photo labour union president Charles Kumchenga, right ECAM leader Anne Chavula

During a conference in Lilongwe they agreed that the recommendations made by DECP-strategist Jannes van der Velde should be implemented. This means restructuring dialogue through regular meetings (not ad hoc); the formation of an agenda committee that meets every two weeks to discuss political, social and economic developments; and discussing broad agenda’s rather than isolated issues. 

ECAM business agenda well received



Beginning of August 2022 saw the presentation of the new business agenda of the Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM). The agenda sees at policies to improve the economy and to improve the world of work. 


Principal secretary Wezi Kayira from the ministry of Labour and ECAM president Anne Chavula present the new ECAM business agenda