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[en] Malawi is a land locked country located in Sub Saharan Africa. The country boarders with Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the south. A good road infrastructure connecting the boarders has been developed to facilitate import and export of goods and services. Uranium mined at Kayerekera Mine in the northern part of Malawi has been the major source of radiation triggering radioactive material security in the country. Production at the mine began in 2009 and halted in 2014. Over the production years, uranium has been transported by road from Karonga to Mchinji boarder through a distance of approximately 650 KM then through Zambia to Namibia. This study sort to showcase the experiences of security during transportation of uranium concentrates in Malawi. Specifically the study targets the regulatory environment and coordination among the stakeholders during transport of radioactive material. The paper employed a secondary review of the literature on the statutes, regulations and guidelines prevailing of security during transportation of radioactive material in Malawi. Key informant interviews were conducted to document the experiences in the coordination and transportation of uranium concentrates in Malawi. In particular, the study reviewed Paladin transport plan and guidelines for Safe Transport and Security in Transportation of Radioactive Material in Malawi.
[en] Climate change is one of the factors affecting and will continue to affect the attainment of most of the Sustainable Development Goals such as Goal 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 13 and 14 in developing countries such as Malawi and the Sub-Saharan Africa Region (SSA). Most of the SSA countries depend on agriculture and natural resources depended sectors for economic and social well being. The advent of climate change and its related impacts such as increased frequency of floods, droughts and dry spells present huge challenges for the economies and livelihoods of most SSA countries including Malawi. These climate change impacts on national development have been exacerbated by poverty, energy poverty and lack of different economic livelihood alternatives and options.