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The Embassy of Malawi in Berlin

Contact

Address: Westfälische Strasse 86, 10709 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 843 15 40

Fax: +49 30 843 154 30

E-mail: malawiberlin@aol.com

www.malawiembassy.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Joseph John Mpinganjira

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Prior to his appointment as ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Joseph Mpinganjira worked as a Governance consultant (2016 2021) working for different agencies as well as for the African Institute for Development and Policy (AFIDEP) on The Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project. He worked as a Governance Advisor for the Embassy of Ireland (2012 2016) in Lilongwe, providing technical expertise to assure alignment of the Irish Aid’s Governance portfolio with Malawi national policies, strategies and systems.

Before joining the Irish Embassy, he worked as Managing Director of Responsible Management Approaches Company (REMAP) 2011 2012 promoting agriculture products through Fair Trade. He has worked as Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2005 2008) and head of diocesan Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Lilongwe (2000 2005). He has been on different Boards and Commissions, among them; member of Board of Directors, WeltHungerHilfe Foundation, Malawi: 2018 to 2020; member of University Council of the Catholic University of Malawi.

History

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Relations between Malawi and Germany date back to the 1960s. Germany has assisted Malawi over the years by providing funding in various areas ranging from primary education, rural health facilities, family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention, micro, small, and medium scale enterprise promotion, animal health, horticulture, and consolidation of democracy. Since 2007 Germany has, in coordination with other donors, aligned its assistance with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy in education, health, and democratic decentralization.

The main mission of the embassy is to represent Malawi in Germany, facilitate economic activities relating to trade, investment and tourism, and to facilitate the mobilization of aid and technical cooperation from bilateral and multilateral partners.