n tandem with Maravi Post’s strategic thinking and repositioning, and more importantly in line with Maravi Post’s mission to serve, educate and inform Malawians better; your Maravi Post Team is proud to announce the introduction of a new column to be called “South – South learning @ MaraviPost”.
Unfortunately life is a game in which you win some, lose some, and wreck some. Therefore it is with deep sorrow that the birth of this new column represents the demise of the popular Fireside Riddles
which the Wise One was regaling us with on Fridays.
There are obviously several questions in your mind:
1. What the heck is this “South-South learning”?
2. What is this talk about MaraviPost’s strategic thinking, repositioning? and
3. What exactly will Maravi Post bring us in this column?
We will answer the first one, and shelve the second and the third for later.
“South-South Learning” is a concept with several definitions:
· The UNDP defines South-South learning
as collaborations among governments of developing countries and non-state actors, to reduce poverty and inequality.
· The World Bank defines the concept
as— an exchange of expertise and resources between governments, organizations, and individuals in developing nations.
We, at the Maravi Post, will for the time being define it as the forum available only on Maravi Post for Malawians to share, debate and draw lessons from developments in other developing countries like Malawi on how they are dealing with the challenges of globalisation, ICT, international trade, governance and a wide range of issues critical to their peoples socio-political development.
Au revoir Fireside Riddles
– as they say: good things don’t last and good initiatives must perforce give way to better initiatives! South – South learning @ MaraviPost will make its virgin flight this Friday and the country in focus is Uganda.