In my very short month in Malawi, I was struck again and again with how much potential lies within the country and its people. And dumbstruck by how it was being squandered. Even the squandering is not sustainable, but how to create a sustainable future for the country?
My suggestion requires the involvement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And, hopefully, me.
This is my voice note to them. Please help me get it in their ears.
1. “Uncolonising” (the process of leaving a country as if colonisation never happened and it grew up, shoulder-to-shoulder, with the rest of the world) versus “Decolonization” (the extraction of every remnant, good, bad or indifferent, of colonisation”). This voice-footnote tries to make the distinction clearer.
2. How to make a start? This voice-footnote contains a few notes on a suggested way forward. The main point though, is that even the way forward needs to be co-developed with the people of Malawi.
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