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About ECDC

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Coalition of Malawi was established in 2010 and is a membership organization. The Coalition was setup by stakeholders as a platform for sharing experiences, lessons learnt and to strengthen the voice of citizens and stakeholders regarding the ECD agenda in Malawi. The ECD Coalition is fully registered with the Malawi Government under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP 5:03).

Our Vision

To be a driving force for quality, accessible and holistic ECD services for every child to attain his or her full developmental potential.

Our Mission

To promote high quality, holistic ECD as a foundation for the best start in life through advocacy, research, capacity building, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, collaboration and partnership for national development.

Membership Profile

ECDC Malawi has 96 organisations and individuals as registered members. These members are from the following categories: International NGOs, Local NGOs, Faith Based Organisation, UN Agencies, Universities, Parastatal, Community Based Organisation, Individual professionals and Students.


Summary of funding status

Current Donors includes: Africa Early Childhood Development Network (AfECN), Open Society Initiatives of Southern Africa (OSISA), Rodger Federer Foundation (RFF), World Bank, and Education Out Loud (EOL) OXFAM IBIS.


Member Organisations




Wasting (Under 5)


Stunting levels in Malawi

Board of Directors

The ECD Coalition Malawi’s National Steering Committee comprises the following members.