Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC)
Climate change is one of the most profound and complex issues affecting our society and economy today. Malawi has experienced a number of adverse climatic hazards over the last several decades. The most serious have been dry spells, seasonal droughts, intense rainfall, riverine and flush floods. Some of these, especially droughts and floods, have increased in frequency, intensity and magnitude over the last two decades. These extreme climatic events cause loss of life, damage property and infrastructure, affect food security and hinder efforts in poverty eradication.
In a bid to have a common understanding and have a participation of all different sectors dealing with climate change a Civil Society Network Climate Change (CISONECC) was formed.
Goal: To develop resilient communities to the impacts of climate change.
Vision: Ensuring that Malawians enjoy their right to life.
Core Functions of the Network
1. Research and Policy analysis
Objective: To promote and facilitate research and document progress, capture the impact of different intervention measures and foster shared learning from climate change interventions in Malawi.
2. Lobbying and Advocacy
Objective: To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to lobby and advocate for the management of climate change and its impacts in Malawi and at regional and international level.
3. Capacity Building and Information sharing
Objective: To build the capacity of civil society organizations, community based organizations and communities on management of the impacts of climate change and variability.
4. Mitigation and Adaptation Initiatives
Objective: To reduce suffering due to climate change and build resilient communities.
5.Monitoring and Evaluation
Objective: To document progress, capture the impact of different intervention measures and foster shared learning.
6.Resource mobilization (for the network and its members)
Objective: To ensure that there are adequate resources (human, financial) for network activities and other activities that may require network intervention.
Identifying mechanisms for resource mobilization
Stakeholder analysis (who has what).
7.Coordinating and Networking
Objective: To promote and coordinate networking amongst its membershi
The membership for the network is open to any organisation working on climate change, distaster risk reduction and related activities in Malawi. Other members shall be co-opted based on the expertise on issues of climate change. Those wishing to become members shall fill an application form and send to the secretariat for consideration.
CISONECC secretariat is currently based at CEPA. For more information contact or write to us at