13 episodes

We're exploring International Partnerships by having People to People conversations. As a Scot and a Malawian, we're particularly looking at the friendship between Scotland and Malawi. We chat about climate justice, gender, equality, COVID, privilege, history, farming and the future, oh... and MANGOES! Everyone wants to tell us how good Mangoes taste in Malawi. An important and complicated conversation filled with laughter, respect and warm-hearted love.

How can you have an equal partnership when one country is so rich and the other is so poor? If we recognise our privilege- what happens next? What does Restorative Climate Justice actually mean? Can you really grow all your family needs in a quarter acre? How has the pandemic changed our partnerships? How can friendship help protect the Lillian's Lovebird?

We want to include as many people as possible in the conversation.
Email: peopletopeoplepod@gmail.com
twitter:@PtoPpod
Instagram:peopletopeoplepod

**Hosted and produced by Chimzy Dorey and Hazel Darwin-Clements**
Supported by the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

People to People podcast Hazel Darwin-Clements and Chimzy Dorey

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We're exploring International Partnerships by having People to People conversations. As a Scot and a Malawian, we're particularly looking at the friendship between Scotland and Malawi. We chat about climate justice, gender, equality, COVID, privilege, history, farming and the future, oh... and MANGOES! Everyone wants to tell us how good Mangoes taste in Malawi. An important and complicated conversation filled with laughter, respect and warm-hearted love.

How can you have an equal partnership when one country is so rich and the other is so poor? If we recognise our privilege- what happens next? What does Restorative Climate Justice actually mean? Can you really grow all your family needs in a quarter acre? How has the pandemic changed our partnerships? How can friendship help protect the Lillian's Lovebird?

We want to include as many people as possible in the conversation.
Email: peopletopeoplepod@gmail.com
twitter:@PtoPpod
Instagram:peopletopeoplepod

**Hosted and produced by Chimzy Dorey and Hazel Darwin-Clements**
Supported by the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

    People and the President

    People and the President

    What would you ask the President of Malawi? How did the youth in Malawi interact with COP 26?
    This special episode was recorded in Malawi and in Edinburgh, focussing on conversations about the Climate.
    It contains our interview with the President Dr Lazarus Chikwera recorded at the Scotland Malawi Partnership Homecoming Reception in Edinburgh during COP 26. We also spoke with organisers of the COP Hub in Llilongwe, Mtameni Kachusa and Stella Masanganu, and many youth activists and school children in Malawi.
    I know what has happened in the past, there were commitments that weren’t held up to. I just have that little hope that this time will be different. Because now we are on the verge of total destruction, maybe this time we will learn to do something important’ Denwa (youth Climate Activist in Malawi)
    “The negative impacts of climate change are very noticeable in Malawi... it’s so sad because agriculture is very important in Malawi” Chimzy
    "The Malawian Young People's voice is being incorporated in whatever solutions are being suggested" President Lazarus Chikwera​
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    We urge those that can, to donate and share the following campaigns.
    The Association of Malawians in Scotland have launched an appeal to support children in Southern Malawi effected by Storm Ana.
    Full detail here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/Help-us-rescue-Southern-Malawi-children?utm_source=customerandutm_medium=copy_link_allandutm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet (Fundraiser by Association of Malawians in Scotland : Help us rescue Southern Malawi children (gofundme.com))
    SMP members, 'Medic Malawi' have launched an appeal to raise funds to support communities in Malawi effected by storm Ana.
    Full details here - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/cyclone-ana---malawi-relief-appeal (https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/...)

    • 34 min
    People and Possibilities

    People and Possibilities

    Is the next chapter Africa's chapter? Will the Brough family stay longer in Malawi? What will become possible with the new research facility in the University of Malawi which was built in partnership with the University of Glasgow? How can women be empowered to have a career in environmentalism? How can we increase awareness and mobilise communities into action that mitigates against the effects of Climate Change?
    We hear from Dr Tiwonge Gowa (Ornathologist) Gary, Jaqceline, Morven and Eilidh Brough (Scottish family living in Malawi), Dr Paul Garside (Dean for Global Engagement (Africa and Middle East) University of Glasgow), David Hope Jones (Chief Executive Scotland Malawi Partnership), Susan Dalgety (author of The Spirit of Malawi) and Andrew Namakhoma (former chair of the Malawi and Scotland Partnership).
    "We can be guilty of understanding places like Malawi as collections of problems rather than collections of people." Gary Brough
    "Human beings, we have an amazing ability to enjoy life even at its most challenging" Susan Dalgety
    “It is this beautiful country with funny people and incredible people and people who want to do well and want to do better, and that really excites me and I think to have friends here in Scotland who are also like ‘hey, I see what you are trying to do and let’s do it together’ that really excites me. There’s these two worlds that are coming together to create a better world.” Chimzy Dorey
    “There are some serious scientists who suggest that humanity began actually along the shores of Lake Malawi. Sometimes it feels like that, that this is actually all our home.” Susan Dalgety
    "There’s a real trust in that relationship between Malawi and Scotland… it also means a real responsibility on all of us, you know, woah - we’re involved in this amazing 160 year relationship." David Hope-Jones
    "We’re just the custodians of this chapter of the bilateral relationship." David Hope-Jones
    Let us know what you think about the series using https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VYW2PW6 (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VYW2PW6)
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    • 38 min
    People and Pandemic

    People and Pandemic

    We talk teenage pregnancies, vaccine hesitancy and emergency oxygen. What is the impact of the COVID pandemic on partnerships between Scotland and Malawi? How was the emergency response organised? How has the pandemic impacted on the rate of teenage marriage and pregnancy in Malawi? What other knock on effects have we seen on vital projects? How will it impact tourism? Is there some benefit for international partnerships in the rise of digital meetings?
    This episode features Mwandida Nkhoma (Senior Palliative Care Nurse in Malawi) David Hope-Jones (Chief Executive of the Scotland Malawi Partnership) Kate Webb (Orbis Expeditions) Dr Cathy Ratcliff (EMMS International) and Habiba Osman (Human Rights Lawyer and activist.)
    The penultimate episode in this series about the unique friendships between the people of Scotland and the people of Malawi.
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    • 32 min
    People and Principles

    People and Principles

    What happens when you are working in partnership with someone and you both hold different principles? Should you challenge or 'live and let live?' How do you sensitively respect other cultures yet stand up for Human Rights?
    Chimzy and Hazel host a respectful and safe space to explore what happens when we face some of the more sensitive issues that come up in international partnerships, including abortion rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, religion and the right of all children to love and an education.
    This episode features Malawian Comedian Daliso Chaponda, self proclaimed 'product of Scottish Investment' Muthi Nhlema, Secretary of Kondenani UK Jane Gebbie, Communications and Resource Mobilisation Manager (at Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society Programme) Gary Brough, Humanist Celebrant Dr Bob Scott and Women's Rights campaigner Fiddes Msoya.
    “I’m not saying that all of us can fight all the battles, but hopefully there’s always someone who could fight the battle… I am lucky that I am somewhat privileged, so I generally can fight all the fights I want to, I am not in a powerless situation… so maybe I have a warped view of it… but there are people who can’t express their opinion…” Daliso Chaponda
    "Termination of pregnancy is a very sensitive issue, it’s a very controversial issue, we all recognise that, but we don’t solve it by just shelving it… we need to understand the facts, we need to hear all sides, we need to understand why this is being suggested and then really have a discussion, a mature open discussion" Muthi Nhlema
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    • 40 min
    People and Ploughs

    People and Ploughs

    How do you balance economic development, with food security and caring for the environment? Why is it so important to understand where our food comes from? How do we create fair trade links between Scotland and Malawi? How are farming co-operatives working together to be more resilient faced with the impact of Climate Change?
    Chimzy Dorey and Hazel Darwin-Clements talk about farming in Episode 7 of this series about the unique relationship between Scotland and Malawi.
    We speak with the Evie Murray (Earth in Common) Luwayo Biswick (Permaculture Paradise Institute) Mary Popple (Just Trading Scotland) Phillip Chidawati (CROPS Malawi) Susan Dalgety (author of the Spirit of Malawi) and Joyce Juma-Phiri (Fair Trade Scotland) and there's music by Lazarus.
    "It’s insane really that we live in a society where people go hungry. It doesn’t make sense… we’re a very smart species, we can solve this if we put our minds to it... I think sometimes you just need to care…” Evie Murray
    “People are taking a lot of raw products from African countries, Malawi included, and selling them abroad at high prices. That cannot be right. Why are we not supporting products that will be produced and packed in country?” Joyce Juma-Phiri
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    • 38 min
    People and Pause

    People and Pause

    An honest, reflective conversation explaining how we are feeling this week and why we are taking a pause in publishing the planned episodes.
    Sometimes we just need to take a moment to breathe, to listen and to grow.
    There are no other voices in this episode besides Hazel and Chimzy, but, as ever, we do have an open door and an open mind. You're welcome to get in touch if you have an experience of the bilateral relationship between Scotland and Malawi that you'd like to share with us. Our email is peopletopeoplepod@gmail.com. We believe that everyone is qualified to speak of their own lived experience, as long as they do it respectfully and aren't unreasonably trying to speak for others. We also understand there are very good reasons why we will not hear the full range of lived experiences. However, if we are honestly and openly exploring the partnership between Scotland and Malawi we will encounter sensitive and important topics. We intend to engage with them in a thoughtful, meaningful and constructive way.
    We hope to gather our strength and resume our planned episodes, with added wisdom, next week. With so many hours of conversation collected there is a great weight of responsibility on our shoulders to edit and frame and hold these conversations in a sensitive and thoughtful way. We thank everyone who is supporting us to do that.
    Take care.

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