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Embassy Information

Iceland and Malawi started bilateral relations in 1989. The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe was formally opened in 2004. From the outset, the collaboration has focused on development cooperation in one district in Malawi; Mangochi. Originally the support targeted the fisheries sector of Lake Malawi but as time went by, expanded to the social sectors of education and health. Current programme support, which started in July 2012 and will come to an end in 2021, aims to strengthen the delivery of basic services in the district through providing the Mangochi District Council with support in these areas: improved provision and use of basic services; in maternal health and family planning, primary education, water and sanitation, and community development, for men and women living in rural Mangochi District.

Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe


13/13 Samala House
Lilongwe, Malawi

Phone: +265 (0)1 771 141 / 382

Email: icemb.lilongwe[at]mfa.is

Open Mon-Thu from 08:00 - 16:00 and Fri 08:00 - 13:00

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Ágústa GísladóttirChargé d'Affaires a.i.agustag@mfa.is
Catherine Mandala-MdzundeOffice Clerkcatherine@mfa.is
Grace Kaloka
Jeffrey Mtonga
Joseph IzayaDriver
Levi Graham SokoSenior Programme Officerlevi@mfa.is
Lidia MbayaniOffice assistant
Lilja Dóra KolbeinsdóttirProgramme Directorliljadora@mfa.is
Linley MagwiraFinance and Administrative Managerlinley@mfa.is
Mphatso S. SokosaProgramme officermphatso@mfa.is

Chargé d´Affaires a.i.

Ms. Ágústa Gísladóttir


2016 -             Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Embassy of Iceland, Lilongwe, Malawi

2014-2016:      Director for Bilateral Cooperation at ICEIDA and MFA, Reykjavík, Iceland

2010 – 2014:   ICEIDA Country Director and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Embassy of Iceland, Maputo, Mozambique.

2008-2010:     Director for Bilateral Cooperation at ICEIDA, Reykjavik, Iceland

2004-2008:      ICEIDA Country Director and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Embassy of Iceland, Lilongwe, Malawi.

2001-2004:     Administrative Director, ICEIDA, Reykjavik, Iceland.

1997-2001:     Fisheries Expert, ICEIDA Maputo, Mozambique.

1995-1997:     Fisheries Expert, ICEIDA Walvis Bay, Namibia.

1987- 1995:     Branch Manager, Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories (IFL), Iceland.

1987:               Food Chemist at IFL in Reykjavik, Iceland.

1983-1984:     Food Scientist at IFL in Reykjavik, Iceland.

1981-1983:     Dietary Advisor, National Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Other Work Experience

Oct - Nov 1994:   Member of Parliament (deputy)

1994-1995:          Lecturer, Fisheries Training Board, Ministry of Fisheries, Iceland.

Nov. 1992:           Member of Parliament (deputy)


2010:                Diploma in Project Management and Leadership, Continuing Education University of Iceland.

1992                Diploma in International Fisheries Management, HIFI, Hull, UK.

1984-86:         Masters studies in Food Chemistry at UW Madison, USA.

1980:               B.Sc. in Food Science, University of Iceland.

Language proficiency:

Icelandic : Excellent

English :  Exellent

Portugese: Very Good

Danish/Swedish: Good

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