Thrive in a nutshell – and news


  • Thrive has joined Climate Scotland @Climate_Scot to campaign with others for the things we love – nature, the environment and our planet. Our climate and natural world are in crisis. This November, world leaders will gather in Glasgow at the UN climate summit, COP26. Their decisions could get us on track to avoid the worst effects of climate change. There is hope. And Climate Scotland is working to show our leaders to know just how much we care.
  • September 2021: Thrive is delighted that award-winning Malawian media and communications specialist Chipiliro Kansilanga is joining Thrive as a Director. Chipiliro will bring a wealth of experience, thoughts and practical expertise to Thrive, not only in our own external communications but in our work on media, language and how people in different countries perceive and speak about each other. 
  • On 7th October, 2 Directors of Thrive, Mwayi Chirwa and Chipiliro Kansilanga, will speak at a session of the digital launch of the Facing The Crisis exhibition of photography and video. The exhibition is of entries to the annual photography exhibition of Scotland’s International Development Alliance. Thrive’s video won the Mitigation (video) category. 


  • Thrive started work in 2017, developing community forestry in 21 Malawian schools.
  • Next we helped a Malawian rice-farmers’ association join the World Fair Trade Organisation.
  • Our third project is a video in 2021 from people in Malawi affected by climate change.
  • Our fourth project helps 5 Scottish Fair Trade organisations optimise their relations with their suppliers. 
  • A future project may be on how the media talks about other countries.
  • Thrive promotes women and girls; most of our people are women.
  • Thrive promotes measures to reduce climate change.
  • Thrive aims to be thoughtful in the language that we use.
  • Thrive people work with minimum office costs: we are working to reduce poverty.

Thrive directors are based in Cameroon (Yaoundé), Malawi (Livingstonia) and Scotland (Lochaber, Glencoe and Edinburgh).

Thrive is a board member of Scotland’s International Development Alliance.