China-Malawi Cooperation: Hope for Malawi’s Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Authors : Gift PIYO; Yamikani MAKWINJA

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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Infrastructure development has been a crucial component of development in the global South. Any disruptions to infrastructure can negatively impact other aspects of society such as environmental, social, and economic development. Unfortunately, Malawi has suffered from a series of climate change-related natural disasters such as Floods and Tropical cyclones for several consecutive years. These disasters have not only killed many people but also damaged infrastructures such as roads, buildings, railways and bridges. The rehabilitation of such damages is costly and creates unexpected economic pressures on the national economy, eventually disturbing the macroeconomic parameters and worsening the welfare of people. For these reasons, the South-South Cooperation particularly, the China- Malawi Cooperation considers climate-resilient infrastructure as one of the important areas of cooperation. However, there is no empirical evidence to track the progress registered so far. It is against this background that we conducted this review study through a systematic literature search to appreciate if the cooperation is providing any hope to climate resilient infrastructure for Malawi. The study recommends that cooperation provide sufficient discussions and agreements on the type of infrastructure that needs priority, quality standards for climate-resistant infrastructure, and investment in alternative energy sources besides hydro-power. This is crucial for Malawi to have resilient infrastructure that can withstand climate change impacts.

Keywords : Sustainable development, Climate-Resilient, Infrastructure, South-South Cooperation, Climate change.


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