Malawi VP Chilima Drafted in World Council to end hunger alongside Europe’s top experts

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has been appointed in an international council working around the clock to eliminate hunger in countries across the world.

Chilima:  World Council

Chilima: World Council

The Leadership Council of Compact 2025 is under the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington DC, USA.

The council to be launched in November in the USA, has top name members in the likes of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia; Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP; Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development; Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture; M. S. Swaminathan, World Food Prize Laureate; and Kathy Spahn, CEO of Helen Keller International.

Among other strategies, the council reduces hunger and malnutrition by increasing the ability of farming households to produce and access nutritious foods by lowering food prices for poor consumers and by raising demand for rural labour.

Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri confirmed of the appointment, saying the VP was grateful to President Arthur Peter Mutharika for blessing the appointment and congratulating his deputy.

“The appointment is a positive development for the country especially now that we are facing looming hunger. The council believes that hunger is not only a moral obligation but also an economic one. It also believes that ending hunger is accomplishable just like Brazil, China, Thailand and Vietnam have done in less than 15 years,” said Phiri.

To achieve results, members serve as global champions for ending hunger and undernutrition, provide guidance, share success stories and raise awareness because the centre believes that ending hunger is not only a moral obligation but also an economic one.

In February 2015, President Mutharika also appointed Chilima to be the country’s champion for the Construction Sector Transparency CoST to help fight corruption in government funded projects.

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37 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima Drafted in World Council to end hunger alongside Europe’s top experts”

  1. exewl says:

    I honestly think having people with non-handclapping views is always good for making checks and balances. What if everyone had similar views, handclapping all the time? This handclapping mentality for an appointment which is supposed to be “doing-their-job” is what has dragged this country backwards. Some of the people currently in power are there not on merit but because the country is full of people who clap hands blindly. This country needs to redefine its values, that’s only when we would see meaningful development. Stop the handclapping for something which is supposed to be business as usual. Start critiquing. Ask questions like “what benefits would the Malawian citizens derive from such an appointment”? We have seen so many appointments been made in the past in organisations for Malawians all around the world, but nothing ever materialised to the benefit of Malawians. How far have we gone with the civil service reforms? Have we seen any benefits or any signs that lives would change? Nope! There used to be Vision 2020 – everyone was enthusiastic about it at the time. We are now in 2015 and are even poorer and worse off than back then in 1994. Some of these appointments are just symbolic. The holders do nothing.

    Start kicking these politicians in their backsides otherwise if we continue clapping hands they will feel comfortable and stop doing their job. Stop getting deceived by politics and politicians.

    My other observation is that some of these politicians have failed to connect with the common people in the villages and the poor who form the majority of the population. These politicians have no experience of living in the village. Too much pride – Don’t get deceived by what you hear or see on the TV/radios/Nyasatimes/Facebook. That’s all politics. These are very corrupt/proud people and who have permeated all the media channels by corrupting the corrupt journalists. My heart sinks when I see the masses being blinded by such people!

  2. zuze jacob says:

    This is a welcome development for Malawi . The opportunity for marshaling the good will of the international community should not be underestimated. The opportunity of show casing Malawi”s hidden successes in the food security and nutrition spaces should could very well ignite more support to Malawi

    Saulos has the tenacity to connect with both the private sector as well as the international community. His background as a go-getter should not be underestimated. He deserves the support of all Malawians . He should certainly be given a pat on the back for this appointment. APM should be commended for giving his VP space to do what is is best at doing- connecting and garnering new opportunities for our troubled economy.

  3. kamps says:

    God bless you my Vice President

  4. Maximum Prison says:

    Haters will always hate this! Opposer will always oppose this. Congrats Saulos!

  5. Kulibe kantu says:


  6. commenter says:

    This is a good development, the first vice president in Malawi to actually be doing his work unlike talking nonsense on the podium every day, and swearing at opposition. This is the change we want to see. God is with you Mr. Chilima all the way, and stay blessed!!

  7. Mweneku Muzi says:

    Anthu wosalifunira dziko lanu zabwino koma akasankha inu chilichonse kudana nacho asaaaaaaaa


  9. mfumusinyasa says:

    Zimayamba choncho. Congrats. Koma chonde akakupatsani honorary phd yotiwathetsa njala MMalawi mukakane
    Osati timve kuti ndinu Dr. Chilima. You can earn a genuine doctorate. Izo siirani ngangazo zizilandira

  10. Zanga Phee! says:

    Good luck,but we always stark count on yourself if they ask you bring three people you bring two you happen to be the third one so wake! wake! Sau the ball is in your hands now trust me it is not easy utilize it Men!.See my name.

  11. councillor says:

    will this send shivers to those deslikin angoni?

  12. ndaona says:

    Congratulations Saulos. Wa nsanje zake akayanike ufa pa chingwe.

  13. wapaphata says:

    kumtunda ambuye DPP moto osati kugawa zingwe za ng’ombe ndi ma blankets

  14. sayimoni bayisikolo says:

    2025 is very far.Malawians are withering with hunger.All people will be dead by then apart from politicians who are surviving from the loot.You don’t need to be told by some organisation in the US that there is hunger in Africa and Malawi.This is not Rocket science.When will African leaders wake up?Ntchito kudziwa kuba basi.

  15. Helo says:

    Only in Malawi do people celebrate an appointment in a hungry people’s council!

  16. mbwiye karonga karonga says:

    other comments just shows how blank you are utumbuka not happy when others are doing better that you sindinaoneko mtumbuka ozichepetsa even mlonda wachitumbuka thinks he is brighter than his boss if the boss comes from these other two regions

  17. Alfred Newmann says:

    Well done VP. Sock it to ’em!

  18. lesta says:

    But this guy has dissapoonted me,he has failed to review the civil service,he has left intact alot of low education people hold big posotions at capitol hill,leaving the educated helples down the ladder,how can this country develop?

  19. Alex Likoswe says:

    So perpetual hunger sufferers should address it while they fail even to have 6months food secure. Shame.

  20. Malawianmom says:

    Zidula Tengo undigwele,

    Is this something to bit yourslf on the chest for, come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What if the Nation say all this it is HAPPENING because of all the rumers ,that way DPP IS DOING THIS JUST to get the boy off THEIR tail. its been one year we want development. Teachers getting,medication in our hospital,and so on.

    IF all is well in the camp guys- you don’t have to prove anthing to any one.

    1. Khuth'upa o"Machemba says:

      Belonging to this Council is NOT small “change”, Malawianmom!
      Please learn to appreciate the value of other people’s work. Not undercutting someone for no reason other than difference in political affiliation.
      Get that “mom”? Your turn.

    2. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

      Sorry “…mom”; I don’t know how to “BIT” myself on the chest.
      But I see nothing wrong with congratulating VP Chilima. Do you?

  21. nabiyeni says:

    Congratulations to our VP Saulos Chilima!

  22. ujeni says:

    Of course the poorest country should have a representative. Did you people expect an Australian. Ethiopia had hunger problem before, their experience and knowledge is needed.

    This is an embarassing appointment.

  23. God is watching u.Good luck

  24. tiyeninazo says:

    Wasanje akomoke,congrats.may God bless you

  25. chindere says:

    Being appointed ndi zina but APM will not approve your trips SKC.dont get excited

  26. He says:

    Atupele umva bwa?

  27. nyopsy says:

    big man aliponso wina?

  28. DPP Guru says:

    Congrats sir

  29. Malawi,Ethiopia kkkkkkkkk!maiko a chilala ndiye mudzinyadira?Zomvetsa chisoni!

  30. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Congratulations!! Mr President!!

    The only problem is that you will not be able to give examples from your country. It has always been politics and pointing figures at each other, no development or credible policies.

    Wishing. You good luck!l

  31. Viva says:

    Grateful to president for blessing the appointment? Come on now!! sounds like a statement from someone walking on eggshells. Mwanayu mukumuopsyezatu anthu inu…

  32. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    VP Chikima si masewela (he takes everything on the job seriously), and apparently, knows what is he’s doing. He is substantial; not just a busy body. This is a tribute to himself, APM and the country. World leaders do recognize the role the Malawi governments have done in the area of food security.
    Where are the critics of DPP, who were saying just the other day, the VP is getting sidelined? Eat your heart out!

  33. Kadakwiza says:

    Its not a big deal. Whatever it is Malawi is the poorest in the world. So don’t use an appointment as an campaign tool.

  34. patrick banda says:


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