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Department of Disaster Management Affairs is a Malawi Government agency (DODMA)
Ministry to Information and Communications Technology
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
Located in Southern Africa, Malawi is landlocked, sharing its borders with Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. The country's estimated population of 19.65 million (2021) is expected to double by 2038.
Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world despite making significant economic and structural reforms to sustain economic growth. The economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, which employs over 80% of the population, and is vulnerable to external shocks, particularly climatic shocks.
The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), a series of five-year plans, guides the country’s development. The current MGDS III, building a Productive, Competitive and Resilient Nation, will run through 2022 and focuses on education, energy, agriculture, health, and tourism. The government’s 2063 vision aims to transform Malawi into a wealthy, self-reliant, industrialized upper middle-income country.
|National ICT Policy 2013
|Gives direction on ICT development in Malawi. Th policy aims at guiding investment in ICT priority areas, provision of ICT services in rural areas and to the vulnerable groups the public sector in planning for national development and utilization of ICT, public sector in the planning for the national development and utilization of ICT.
|An Act to make provision for electronic transactions and for the investigation, collection and use of electronic evidence. The Act also provides for the establishment and functions of the Malawi Computer Emergency Response Team (MCERT). It also makes provision for criminalizing offences related to computer systems and information communication technologies. MACRA is responsible for the implementation of the Act.
|Communications Act 2016
|An Act to regulate the provision of communication services in Malawi including; electronic communications, postal and courier services and content broadcasting services. The Act establishes the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority as a regulator of communication services with the power to, inter alia; licence providers of communications services, protect consumers and purchasers of communication services, promote research and development in communication services, promote access to information and develop and publish standards on communication goods and services.