The Universities of Oslo (UiO, Norway), Malawi (UNIMA), Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania) and Mzuzu (MZUNI, Malawi) are implementing a project titled “Climate Change and Ecosystems Management in Malawi and Tanzania”. This is a 6- year project that is being implemented with financial support from the Royal Kingdom of Norway under NORAD’s NORHED II Programme. Research activities under this project are focusing on the ecosystem within the Lake Malawi/Nyasa Basin. The project has therefore budgeted funds to support PhD and MSc level studies at UiO, UNIMA, UDSM and Mzuni.