TORONTO, Canada, February 3, 2022/ — Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Trade of Malawi, in partnership with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (, are facilitating a virtual trade mission to Malawi to showcase the opportunities on offer in the energy and mining sectors.

The online event will provide Canadian companies with information on commercial opportunities in Malawi, highlight current and future projects in the energy and mining sectors, and connect Malawian companies with Canadian companies and investors.

Malawi has committed to an ambitious plan for economic growth, called Agenda 2063, and is seeking opportunities to expand commercial engagement to support that growth.

Malawi is also currently chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which has committed to increasing connectivity in energy and trade infrastructure in the region. SADC is a large market numbering over 350 million people and a priority region for Canadian investment.

In addition to senior representatives of the Government of Canada and the Government of Malawi, featured speakers will include:
Burton Kachinjika, President, Chamber of Mining and Energy
Rosemary Mkandawire, CEO Power Market Limited
Ana Paola Guadarrama, Senior Export Manager, Business Development and Sales, Canadian Commercial Corporation
Justin Woodward, Founder and Head of Africa, JCM Power
Madalo Minofu, Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation
The program will include sessions on the energy and mining sectors, panel discussions, and individual business-to-business (B2B) meetings. During the sessions, attendees will be able to request meetings with Canadian and Malawian companies.

Participants will have the option to attend the session of most interest using the login details obtained by registering below.

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‘’We are pleased to support the realization of Canada’s trade and investment objectives and to draw attention to the massive opportunities in Malawi which all sizes of companies from Canada and Malawi can seize upon. For example, in the energy sector, Canada’s JCM Power is investing in two solar projects in Malawi, of 60 and 20 MW, with the former recently inaugurated by President Chakwera last November. In mining, Canadian mineral resources firm, Mkango Resources, is also developing rare earth metals mining in Malawi.’’ – Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.

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