I’m in Malawi for a couple of weeks to deliver some training courses and to find out about civil society and the voluntary sector here. I’ve got scheduled appearances in Mzuzu in the north of Malawi and Blantyre in the south. I’m doing this as part of my work with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Scottish Third Sector umbrella body. We have an arrangement with the equivalent Malawian organisation, CONGOMA. This is my journal.