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Marianna Balampama

deputy regional director, africa

Jacquie Stone

program manager

In Malawi, building gender equality in the fish sector is key to community wellbeing

April 15, 2022
Margret Aaron Phiri understands well the hardships of gender inequality in Malawi. As a widow, she struggled to take care of her children without a man to bring in income. Business and work outside...
A Lake Malawi sunset. Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact.

Pact’s REFRESH project uses data, new collection app to help restore Lake Malawi

January 25, 2022
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Lake Malawi. It is the most biologically diverse lake in the world, with more than 1,000 fish species and about 15 percent of global freshwater fish...

Photo story: Healthy environments, better lives

December 28, 2020
In communities around the world, Pact is improving lives and protecting the environment at the same time, because the two go hand in hand.

Photo story: Plenty of fish in the lake

May 29, 2019
Lake communities in Malawi are building a sustainable fishing industry.

After an HIV peer mentor changes his life, a fisherman in Malawi pays it forward

April 16, 2019
By Maggie Makawa and Mercy Phiri Fishermen are more likely to respond positively to information when it comes from their peers. This is why the Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project...
A BVC member in Mangochi presents a petition to the chair of the PCAIWD committee, Chidanti Malunga.

Parliamentary committee supports Malawi's fisheries sector

March 21, 2019
By Mercy Phiri The main objectives of the USAID-funded Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project, or FISH, are to increase resiliency to climate change and improve biodiversity...

A fish processor in Malawi protects the environment, one stove at a time

March 18, 2019
By Goodwell Thunga Necessity breeds invention, as the saying goes. This was exactly the case for Vincent Sande, a soft-spoken man who owns a self-built fish processing facility beneath a makeshift...

The FISH project in Malawi

January 2, 2019
The Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats (FISH) project is increasing social, ecological and economic resilience to climate change and improving biodiversity conservation through sustainable...

Photo story: Don't teach a man to fish

December 20, 2018
In Malawi, Pact is helping communities adapt to climate change.

Photo story: One referral at a time

December 12, 2018
In Malawi, Pact is working to stop the spread of HIV in fishing communities, one referral at a time.