The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is an assembly of the Catholic Bishops in Malawi, comprising the Dioceses of Chikwawa, Dedza, Karonga, Mangochi, Mzuzu and Zomba and the Archdioceses of Blantyre and Lilongwe. The Conference has its General Secretariat at Area 11, off Chimutu Road in Lilongwe and is headed by the Secretary General. The Catholic Secretariat coordinates all the Social Development and Pastoral activities in the country. Currently, the Conference has three Directorates: Social Development (Catholic Development Commission in Malawi CADECOM, Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace CCJP, Catholic Education Commission CEC, Catholic Health Commission CHC and Social Communication and Research Commission); Finance, Investment and Administration and Pastoral. The Conference aspires that its news worthy issues are widely disseminated to the wider public through its communication arm, the Social Communications and Research Commission.
The Social Communications and Research Commission of the Conference has been implementing a project on responsible procreation and parenthood with funding from the Health Policy Plus since 2016. The aim of the project on ECM’s part was to raise awareness on population growth been felt by many in Malawi through activities and programmes on the Catholic Media houses on television and radio. All Catholics and people of good will were reached with messages on responsible procreation and parenthood. Our project in the first round of small grants targeted all dioceses and archdioceses as agents of evangelization, the youth and other people took part in the implementation of this project.
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