A renewable energy programme for Malawi is to receive funding of £1.7million from the Scottish Government.
The money, given over the next three years, will go towards promoting sustainable energy and giving access to reliable electricity in rural areas of the African country.
External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the money from the international development fund was driving forward Scotland’s climate justice agenda.
She said: “Scotland’s commitment and expertise in the areas of both renewable energy and climate change are an important element of Scotland’s contribution to the world.
“The people of our two countries have a special and historical relationship, so it is apt that it is the communities of rural Malawi who are benefiting from this innovative initiative.”
The Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme is led by Strathclyde University and hopes to reduce poverty and tackle climate change in the developing country.