Tilitonse Foundation in collaboration with the Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is implementing a project titled Strengthening Food and Nutrition Security Programming in Malawi. The project is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Welthungerhilfe.
One of the activities under the food and nutrition security project is Peer-to-Peer learning where CSOs are encouraged to learn best practices from each other. On 19th April 2023, Tilitonse Foundation organised a peer-to-peer learning visit which took place in Dedza. The visit started with a meeting which was held at Mapiri Lodge from 9 am. At the meeting, the host organization Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE) gave a brief presentation of their organization and interventions in Dedza. ACE consultants also made a presentation on the newly developed Zaulimi application. The visiting CSOs were taken through a practical session of the application.
Finally, Tilitonse Foundation made a presentation informing the rest of the CSOs on the outcome of the Strengthening Food and Nutrition Security Programming in Malawi pilot small grants, before departing to Kafisi village, T/A Kachindamoto. At the community, the VSLA members demonstrated a soya milk production process, making; flitters using yellow potatoes, pumpkin juice, jam and nutritious porridge. A brief background of the group was given before the demonstrations and VSLA tools were explained. Visiting CSOs had an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the demonstrations and presentations. Before departing to their various locations, the CSOs gave feedback on the program.
A lot of them applauded Tilitonse Foundation for the opportunity and made a few suggestions for future peer-to-peer learning activities.