Gender, Deliberation, and Natural Resource Governance results dissemination

Posted on Feb 20, 2023 at 13:46

We disseminated the Gender, Deliberation, and Natural Resource Governance: Experimental Evidence from Malawi study results to communities from Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga District.

As part of the study design, study respondents were offered a cash sum of K2,000 and were invited to willingly make a donation towards a community tree seedling fund, from the amount if they so wished. 

IPOR promised to match all contributions donated from this exercise. The study results show that from a total number of 3,872 study respondents, 76% donated to the seedlings fund with an average contribution of K175 per person. 

A total of K658 820 was donated from the communities, demonstrating people‚Äôs 

commitment to contribute towards finding a solution to the problem of deforestation. 

Therefore, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, the Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR), decided to contribute a further K6,000,000 towards the tree seedling fund. 

In consultation with the Zomba and Machinga District Forestry offices, the funds have been used to purchase a variety of indigenous and fruit trees that are being donated to the study communities, including today's donation to 16 villages under TA Nkula.