Overall strategic goal: To enhance meaningful participation of youth and women in democratic governance towards growth and development of the country

Youth and Women in Malawi remain largely unrepresented and under-represented at various levels of leadership and participation. While at least there is currently 40% women representation in the new cabinet, there is 0% youth representation in the national cabinet. Out of 193 seats in the Malawi National Assembly, only eight are for young people aged 35 and below. Additionally, in Malawi, the total number for Ward Councillors aged 35 and below is just 40 out of 462 seats. The youth parliament is dysfunctional and there is lack of effective youth representation in district councils amidst decentralization concept. The status quo is the same at village and community levels where the youth and women are largely excluded in area and village development committees. Youth clubs and youth organizations lack capacity to effectively empower the youth to take leadership and participate in civic spaces

In order to increase the contribution of youth and women to the growth and development of the country: