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Muuni Fund is an ICT Research and Innovation established by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The fund is in line with Section 6(2)(f) of the communications Act 2016, which encourages introduction of new technologies and communication services in line with recognized international standards and applicable international law.

The fund has partnered with the 35 local councils through the Ministry of Local Government, Unity, and Culture to create a pool of 144 intervention areas for applicants to select from and apply.

Research in ICT has been envisioned to advance or create new knowledge, which is instrumental in driving innovation, competitiveness, economic performance, and national development. It is also globally recognized that technology development is a catalyst for the socio-economic development of any country, and Malawi is not an exception.

Moreover, the long-term national development agenda, Malawi 2063 (MW2063), recognizes ICT as a driver and a catalyst for socio-economic development with more interventions in research and innovation clearly stipulated in the first 10-years of the Malawi 2063 Implementation Plan (the MIP-1). It is, therefore, crucial to stimulate research and development in ICT as an anchor to economic advancement and development.

The Fund aims to:

  • •Promote the development of research facilities in academic institutions and the industry that will spur basic and applied research.
  • •Contribute to the country's economy and society through product development, increased employment, and improved service delivery.
  • •Facilitate and encourage coordination and knowledge sharing among various research entities and between industry and academia.
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Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority Officially Launches Muuni Fund

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has launched an ICT research and innovation fund called the Muuni Fund. The launch took place at Bingu International Convention Centre, Lilongwe...

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The Muuni Fund Advisory Committee Meeting

Muuni fund held an Advisory Committee meeting to ensure that the Fund is implemented and operationalised in a set governance structure...

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Muuni Fund Stakeholder Consultation Meeting With District Commissioners And CEOs

Muuni Fund held an interface meeting with District Commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of the Councils and Assemblies across Malawi. The District Commissioners and CEOs are crucial players in the implementation of the Muuni Fund...

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is an ICT research & innovation fund that aims to provide seed money to nurture and incubate local innovations across Malawi.

This Fund is open to all Malawians, with or without qualifications.

application dates will be announced soon.

- No, the fund is open to all sectors of the fund's areas of research and innovation as long as there is an element of ICT.


Our Address

European Business Center 1,

Offices Number 13 & 14, Next to Immigration Office, Lilongwe.

Muuni Fund
P.O Box 31061, Lilongwe 3

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+265 98 829 3270

+265 88 873 7964