Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) is a registered network of civil society organizations working on democratic governance and elections in Malawi. It is a registered member of Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA). It was formed in 2003 and has successfully participated in 2004 and 2009 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Malawi. It has also participated in election observer missions in the SADC region and beyond. MESN is the current chair for SADC Electoral Support Network (SADC ESN) and a founding member of the Global Network for Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM). MESN is comprised of non-governmental, faith-based and community-based organizations. The network works closely with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), other networks, development partners, political parties and eligible voters in ensuring that elections held in Malawi meet both local and international standards for acceptable democratic elections as a way of sustaining democratic governance in Malawi.

MESN is therefore pleased to inform the general public and all MESN partners of the current list of its members as follows:

  1. Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR)
  2. Church and Society of the CCAP Nkhoma Synod
  3. Public Affairs Committee (PAC)
  4. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP – all dioceses through  ECM national office   )
  5. Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM)
  6. NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN)
  7. Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)
  8. Pan African Civic Educators Network (PACENET)
  9. Malawi Council of Churches
  10. Church and Society CCAP  Livingstonia Synod
  11. Civil Liberties Committee (CILIC)
  12. Muslim Forum for Democracy and Peace
  13. Northern Region Women Forum
  14. Mbawemi Women Group
  15. Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA)
  16. Malawi Union of the Blind (MUB)
  17. Islamic Information Bureau (IIB)
  18. National Elections Systems Trust (NEST)
  19. The Story Workshop
  20. CCAP Blantyre Development Commission (Blantyre Synod)
  21. Tiphedzane Community Support Organisation (Nsanje)
  22. Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM)
  23. Young Politicians Union (YPU)
  24. Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi
  25. Ntchisi Organisation for Youth Development
  26. New Restoration Ministries International
  27. Neno Youth Work Organisation



Steve Duwa – Chairperson
Emma Kaliya – Vice Chairperson
Lewis Msiyandungu
January Bwanali
Gracian Kafere
Timothy Mtambo
Sophia Nthenda
Mc Bain Mkandawire