Government award recognises transparency and accountability

Islamic Relief has received an award from the NGO Board of Malawi, the statutory corporation that registers and regulates non-governmental organisations working in the country.

award 2One of the main duties of the NGO Board is to ensure transparency and accountability by making sure the organisations it regulates are submitting annual audited accounts, annual returns and annual technical reports.

To encourage this, the board awards an annual prize to the best and the second best NGO in complying with these standards.

This year, Islamic Relief has been commended in second place.

The award was presented by the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Hon. Dr Jean Kalilani at in the capital, Lilongwe.

Islamic Relief country representative Sherifa Mia (pictured above with the award and fellow staff member Rashid Idruss) said: “Everybody in the office was excited when they heard about the award.

“It’s a busy time for us, preparing for Ramadan, so it’s great to boost morale and motivation.

“Most of all, it’s great to see recognition for all the hard work that everyone’s putting in.”

Our team in Malawi is currently focusing on food security and improving livelihoods.

Among their major achievements last year were a programme supplying 22,000 people with a sustainable water supply and a fish farming and irrigation project that reached 230 farmers and more than 1,000 other people.

Find out more about our work in Malawi here.