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Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife (MCFW) is an academic institution accredited to Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)MCFW is the main training service provider for vocational forestry and wildlife training in Malawi. As stipulated in the National Forestry Program  for  Malawi  it  is  responsible  for  training  front-line  staff  and  managers  for  the natural  resource  management  sector  focusing  mainly  on  forestry  and  wildlife. It offers certificates and diploma qualifications for 2 and 3 years respectively.  In  the past  it  has  been  primarily  responsible  for  training  government  staff  both  new  recruits and in service. However, there is now a recognition that the college needs to expand its service  horizon  to  meet  the  needs  of  clients  from  the  whole  sector  including  NGO, private sector, communities and individual. it is also responsible for conducting tailor-made courses to different stakeholders in natural resources management. MCFW has been a lead facilitator in developing Collaborative Management Agreements between the state and Communities surrounding Forest Reserves.