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Malawi: Several line-ministries and the University of Malawi join the NSO to document microdata(September 2013)

Country / Regional Activity: Malawi
Date of Event: 16/09/2013

Two back-to-back IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit trainings and Survey Metadata Production Workshops were held on September 16 - 20 in Lilongwe and on September 23 - 27 in Zomba. A total of twelve participants gathered together from the NSO regional office in Lilongwe and the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Health, Trade, and Justice to document their respective surveys. During the second week in Zomba, eighteen participants from both the NSO and the Chancellor College of the University of Malawi (UNIMA) attended the workshop. A total of fifteen surveys were successfully documented over the course of the two weeks, and will soon be available on their NADA catalog upon completion of the quality controls.

During the workshop, NADA administration training was also given to the IT staff of the UNIMA and an internal NADA was installed on their server. The participants from the various faculties and research centres of the University of Malawi were very pleased with the Toolkit and believe that the university will benefit greatly from it. As a follow up, they have requested that ADP conduct an orientation to sensitize the key people of the UNIMA family and provide further support to continue microdata documentation and dissemination within UNIMA.