Dates : April 15th-19th, 2024
Location : Ufulu Gardens, Lilongwe, Malawi
Online Registration will be possible on March 18th


As the world is increasingly affected by environmental, political, and social challenges, there is a need for effective and sustainable solutions to such challenges.

In Malawi, such solutions ought to align and speak to Malawi’s vision 2063 of becoming an ‘inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation’ through the advancement of economically, socially and environmentally sustainable interventions. Designing, implementing and learning from such sustainable solutions requires strong, equitable and sustained collaborations and relationships among different actors.

The symposium is being co-organised and co-facilitated by the SFG Malawi hub, which has nominated the University of Livingstonia as the official hosting institution among its membership. The event will feature keynote presentations from renowned experts, panel discussions, research paper presentations, workshops, networking sessions and field visits to local sustainability projects.

University of Livingstonia – Faculty of Social Science

Symposium host in Malawi


The programme has been planned in collaboration with the hosting organisations in Malawi, as well as partners across the globe. To allow for strategic planning and sustaining partnerships, some sessions are restricted to Sustainable Futures Global members and guests, while others are open to general admission, upon registration.

Programme Overview: 

Monday, April 15th (Members only)

  • Symposium opening and plenary
  • Strategic planning workshops
  • Changu Changu presentations
  • Knowledge Exchange sessions

Tuesday, April 16th (General admission – click on links to register)

Wednesday, April 17th (Members only)

  • Visit to sustainability projects (around Lilongwe)

Thursday, April 18th (Members only)

  • Engagement activity
  • Plenary
  • Workshop – Participatory Policy Development
  • Sustainable Futures in Writing Celebration
  • Keynotes and presentations
  • Networking
  • Closing event

Friday, April 19th (Members only)

  • Visit to sustainability projects (around Lake Malawi)