Community Colleges in Malawi Initiative: Transforming Malawi into a Hub of Innovation in Technology Towards Achieving Global Competiveness

Community Colleges in Malawi initiative was launched in Malawi 2 years ago. It was coined by the current President of Malawi, His Excellency Peter Arthur Muthalika. The Malawi Government observed that the unemployment rate was high and there was lack of skills among the youths. To deal with these challenges, Government has been introducing, community colleges to offer skills relevant to unemployed youths. As expected, the youths are getting skills. The followings are policy recommendations: A deliberate 3 year tax waiver on all businesses being established, introduction of special fund for start-up capital and easing cross border trade arrangements.