In a week characterized by collaborative efforts and unwavering commitment, Trocaire, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM)-Zomba, Give Directly and several district council departments joined us for a collective monitoring visit.
This initiative, conducted under the Loss and Damage Action Research project, unfolded a comprehensive assessment of partner activities across diverse districts.
On the 23rd of January 2024, the team descended upon Group Village Headman (GVH) Mambundungu and Group Village Headman (GVH) Mtemangawa in Nsanje district, followed by a visit to Group Village Headman Mbalu and Makawa, Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba District on Thursday 25th January, 2024.
The journey marked a pivotal moment for learning and reflection, aimed at enhancing community service. It provided a unique opportunity to scrutinize the implementation of activities, particularly in areas affected by floods, where resilient community members had been relocated.
The team ventured into the heart of the impact, visiting GVH Mambundungu in Nsanje where CARD has established weather monitoring stations, provided a training to Disaster Risk Management Committees-DRMC in psycho-social support, capacity building and micro grants. This initiative empowers the community to identify disaster hotspots and respond autonomously, additionally CARD has installed playground equipment in 3 schools and undertook the strategic planting of giant bamboos, symbolizing our commitment to community resilience.