The Malawi Institute of Physical Planners (MIPP)

The Institute aims to advance the science and art of physical planning in all its aspects, including local, regional, national and specialised planning namely, the planned, orderly and rational use and development of all land and other resources for the benefit of the public.

Enabling Production of Professional Commercial Physical Plans

There have been commercial layout plans produced by individuals and firms who are not registered with MIPP, and are not even qualified (certified) physical planners. MIPP has noted that such plans have lots of irregularities in as far as professional physical planning is concerned.

Securing the Association of Professional Physical Planners

We determine and uphold standards of knowledge and skill for persons seeking membership of the Institute with a view to engaging them professionally in the field of planning , and to farther the high standard of planning and competence of those engaged in planning.

Welcome To MIPP

“Stimulating Social Economic Development for Malawi”

Established to Support Physical Planning Works in Malawi Since 2004

The aims and objects of the Institute shall be to advance the science and art of physical planning in all its aspects, including local, regional, national and specialized planning namely, the planned, orderly and rational use and development of all land and other resources for the benefit of the public.

Education & Training

To accredit and certify the training and education of planners

Corporate Authority

To represent the corporate views of the planning profession

Secure Planners

To secure the association of those involved in planning

Making an Impact Across the Nation

We determine and uphold standards of knowledge and skill for persons seeking membership of the Institute with a view to engaging them professionally in the field of planning , and to farther the high standard of planning and competence of those engaged in planning, including the ensuring that corporate membership of the Institute as chartered planners is open only to those who are competent and have sufficient and adequate knowledge of both the theory and practice of planning

MIPP Member Registration Types

We have four main categories of Membership at the Malawi Institute of Physical Planners which includes Fellows, Corporates, Associates and Students.

Fellow Members

Corporate Members

Associate Members

Student Members

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MIPP Affiliate Institutions

 

The Malawi Institute of Physical Planners is affiliated to the following Academic and Research Institutions across Malawi

Restoring Sanity in Physical Planning

The Institute has, of late, noticed with great concern, planning issues that need its voice as follows:

  • Proliferation of unprofessional commercial physical plans production
  • Government’s negligence to seek development planning permission

MIPP Top Council

The following Individuals are the Malawi Institute of Physical Planners (MIPP) Top Council leadership members governing the MIPP affairs

Dereck Mamiwa

Dereck Mamiwa

PRESIDENT

Costly Chanza

Costly Chanza

VICE PRESIDENT

Jimmy Gondwe

Jimmy Gondwe

HONORARY SECRETARY

MIPP Members Feedback

“MIPP has benefited me personally by providing a platform for professional development in the form of a network of professional planners across Malawi where we can exchange ideas, experience and as well provide solutions to range of land use problems in Malawi”

Tony Gondwe

Physical Planner, Karonga District Council

MIPP helps members to promote and support Physical Planning profession by protecting the interests of the professionals themselves and also protecting the public interest. It provides access to professional development resources to enhance skills and knowledge and to stay up to date on changes within the field

Symon Chimwaza

Chief Urban Planning Officer, Blantyre Town Council, Corporate MIPP Member

“I have recently graduated as a Physical Planner and I am currently consolidating my GIS & Remote Sensing data collection skills by further training in drone assembly and flying. I have the hope and belief that one day MIPP will go full throttle by offering skills in drones & issuing drone pilot licences”

Salome Msango

Physical Planner, Expert in GIS & Remote Sensing Data Collection Using Drones

“MIPP as a Professional Planning body empowered me with knowledge and skills that I applied in the formulation of Ecotourism Strategy for our Country. The aim was to promote tourist sites in improving the living conditions of people around them, while managing and protecting nature that give value to them”

Rhoda Mollande Iphani

Livelihood Expert, ICN-Artea (Spanish Consultant Company in Tourism) [Chartered MIPP Member]

“I have found MIPP to be an essential part of my professional development over the years. MIPP has provided me with access to resource information and it has broaden my professional contacts with experienced planners, allowing me to have a sense of security and trust.”

Wilfred Jana

Planning Postgraduate Student, University of Cape Town (UCT)

“MIPP as a planning professional body has helped a lot in trying to discipline planners who perform tasks contrary to the provisions of the field. As a Student MIPP member, I have also benefited to acquire knowledge from the experienced planners by interacting with them”

Pickford Chunga

Final Year Physical Planning Undergrad, The Malawi Polytechnic

“Physical planning is a noble profession entrusted with the responsibility of making the face of the earth aesthetically and efficiently hospitable in an orderly manner, not just for the human being but also for the whole creation. I see MIPP to be in a position to advocate and see to it that this happens in Malawi. MIPP does this through seminars, CPDs, publications, trainings, consultancy, and so forth”

Catherine Kulemeka

Retired Chief Town Planning Officer (Lilongwe City Council), Private Planning Consultant [Chartered MIPP Member]

“As a professional body for physical Planners in Malawi, MIPP provides a Platform for Planners to dissuss issues in the Planning field and provides an opportunity for Planners to network. I once benefitted from a Career Development programme that was organized for by the Institute in Salima. Among another things we looked at how land use planning is key in the management of floods which affects human settlements.”

Mercy Betty Dube

Director of Urban Development, Department of Urban Development, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

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The Malawi Institute of Physical Planners (MIPP)

P.O. Box 30193, Lilongwe

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