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  • What is Governance Link Initiative?

    Governance Link Initiative is an initiative of the people of Malawi aimed at promoting and encouraging collaborative efforts towards the advancement of democratic and accountable governance in Malawi through public policy dialogue, citizen participation and capacity building.
    The initiative is being hosted by the Centre for Community Empowerment and Development (CECAD), a non-profit NGO working to empowering individuals and communities towards active citizen participation and sustainable community growth and development.

  • Why Do I need to Sign Up?

    When you sign-up with Governance Link Initiative you gain all exclusive member benefits including access to many of our tools and resources, you also will be able to create a personal account and be able to network with other registered members. You will also be able to contact members of parliament and other decision makers directly from your account.

  • What browser should I use to access this website?

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    Please note that Governance Link Initiative and/or Centre for Community Empowerment and Development, CECAD are not responsible for any difficulties you may encounter whether downloading, installing and/or using any of the browser software available.

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  • How can I volunteer with Governance Link Initiative?

    Volunteers plays a vital role in the facilitation and delivery of our services and/or activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please send us an inquiry via a form available under contact us or find volunteer page.

  • What are the requirements for one to volunteer with the initiative?

    There are a few basic requirements to volunteer with Governance Link Initiative, including but not limited to: good standing with the law and in general, prepared to commit a certain amount of volunteer time depending on nature of activity, willingness to learn, confidentiality and non-discrimination. Some of our activities/projects may also require certain sets of skills and/or experience.

  • What are your sources of funding?

    Governance Link Initiative welcomes support and contributions from all Malawians (local and abroad), who cares about this great nation, our hard fought freedom, our democracy and human rights, and who are willing to unite towards promoting a democratic and accountable Malawi at all levels of governance. We also welcome support and funding from individuals, businesses, organizations, governments locally and from around the world who share our purpose and vision.

    At the end of every year, CECAD will release an annual report for the initiative which will include a financial report made public through our “About US” page, so that the public is informed as to how much has been donated, what the money has been used for and where. We are committed to living and demonstrating transparency and accountability ourselves.

  • Do you have any partners?

    No, we are currently in the process of developing and building partnerships with other organizations who are working towards making Malawi a better place for all, more particularly, ensuring democratic and accountable governance.

The help centre provides you with everything you need, from how to navigate the site to getting support from our dedicated team. Before you contact us please review the information and resources made available on this site including FAQ as your question and/or concern might be addressed sooner and faster.


The Executive Director
Centre for Community Empowerment and Development (CECAD)
Baptist Publications Campus – Falls Estate
PO Box 2304
Tel: +265 1 727 730