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  • Chongoni Rock-Art Area

Malawi joined UNESCO on 27 October 1964. The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Malawi benefits from the “Sustainable Integrated Management and Development of the Arid and Semi-Arid Region of Southern Africa” programme. SIMDAS addresses water, energy and health issues.

The UNESCO Chair in Renewable Energy set up in 1999 at the University of Malawi in Zomba contributes research to the World Solar Programme. UNESCO and Mzuzu University have agreed to establish a UNESCO Chair on Distance Education and New Technologies.

Malawi has one cultural site (Chongoni Rock art area) and one natural site (Lake Malawi National Park) inscribed on the World Heritage List.

A successful community radio was launched in Nkhota-kota in 2003 with support from UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

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