Cooperazione Internazionale â€“ COOPI, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan. Over the last 50 years and through its 22 local offices in the South of the World, COOPI engaged itself in breaking the cycle of poverty and supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic and environmental crisis or disasters in order to energize resilience and sustainable development. This is possible through a consolidated network of 129 COOPI international professionals, 4.500 COOPI local operators and partnerships with public bodies, private and Civil Society actors.
Since 1999, date of establishment in the Country, COOPI carries out a wide set of operations in Kasungu, Likoma, Mangochi and Salima in Humanitarian Relief, long term development, Livelihood improvement, Resilience against Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Community Mobilization, Food Security, Agriculture Development, Irrigation, Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Agriculture.
Currently, COOPI Malawi is planning to expand its humanitarian efforts in Salima in partnership with the World Food Program â€“ WFP. In implementation of the 2016/2017 MVAC Response, general food distributions will take place for 259,737 vulnerable individuals across 10 TAs in Salima District and COOPI requires a Gender & Protection Expert to promote gender empowerment during this food distribution project.