Welcome to MALICO

Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO), established on 7 May 2003 and registered as a Trust on 8th March 2004, clocked 11 years. MALICO‘s main objectives are: to encourage cooperation among information stakeholders; to influence information policy at the national level; to work for adequate ICT infrastructure for members, especially sufficient internet bandwidth; to assist in the development of appropriate ICT skills at all levels; to facilitate access to electronic journal articles in international databases; to organise and digitise Malawian content among other objectives. Over the years, MALICO has united the information custodians of Malawi. The consortium has assembled and preserved indigenous information and provided access to that information in many formats for all Malawians. MALICO is a building block for effective libraries and harness scarce institutional resources. MALICO has changed the landscape of information services in Malawi. MALICO has developed an informed society through far-reaching programmes and services for teaching, learning and research, significantly contributing to the advancement of the social, political and economic environment in the continent. MALICO places a high value on resource sharing, cooperation and networking.


A consortium of excellence in the facilitation of evidenced based information for sustainable development in Africa/Malawi.


MALICO is a consortium of organizations that combines its talents and resources to promote and deliver library and information services for Malawi and the global community.


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MALICO @ 10 Anniversary

MALICO @ 10 Anniversary at Chancellor College on 26th July, 2013

Electronic Infrastructure Thematic Workshop

The Stakeholders’ Consultative Workshop on Electronic Infrastructure Thematic Workshop on May 2, 2013 at Lilongwe Hotel.

MALICO Technology Research Group Inaugurated, 21 July 2006

A highly active task force was formed within MALICO to formalize the search for best technologies. The group is called MALICO Technology Research Group and it was inaugurated on the 21st of July 2006 at Kamuzu College of Nursing in Lilongwe during a 1 day workshop on open source software. On the workshop, a number […]

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