April 2019: JCM Power and CowaterSogema partner on improving maternal and child health in Malawi
JCM Power and CowaterSogema are joining forces in Malawi where both Canadian companies are active. JCM Power recently launched a solar-voltaic project in Salima while CowaterSogema has been implementing a maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) initiative for the past two years in Chitipa and Kasungu districts. Recognising the companies’ shared values and commitment to support the social, environmental, and economic development in Malawi, a partnership was formed through the CowaterSogema led InPATH initiative.
With this partnership in place, additional funding was leveraged from the Government of Canada to expand the InPATH operations in Salima. This unique opportunity allowed JCM Power to join an existing consortium of private, public and civil society stakeholders and benefit from established strong working relationships with national and local governments in Malawi.
This initiative will improve the delivery and utilization of essential health services in the communities of Salima including maternal, newborn and child services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns & children under 5.
About JCM Power
JCM Power is an independent power producer (IPP) dedicated to accelerating social, economic and environmental sustainability in growth markets through the development, construction and operation of renewable energy facilities and HVDC transmission lines. We establish long-term partnerships with local communities, governments and financial institutions to build and operate clean energy projects in markets where economies are growing rapidly and electricity is currently scarce, but sun and wind are abundant. JCM Power’s focus is on projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.
With over 800 projects implemented in more than 80 countries, CowaterSogema is Canada’s leading international development consultancy. CowaterSogema’s primary focus is on achieving long-lasting impact and opportunities for societies around the world through the design and delivery of projects that address the public, socio-economic and infrastructure challenges of developing and emerging countries. After more than 32 years in operation, CowaterSogema has establish itself as a global leader in state modernization, sustainable economic growth, gender equality and climate change resilience.