The strategic objective of this partnership project is to achieve an improved ecological status of Mt. Mulanje and community livelihood base by introducing more intensive and diversified natural resource utilization opportunities to neighbouring communities and also increase local involvement in mountain management activities. USAID has provided funding to Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) to implement the MOBI+LISE Project under the Development Grants Program (DGP) for a period of three years starting January 4, 2010. The total estimated cost of the project is US$3,000,000 of which MMCT with its partners will contribute US$74,950. The MOBI+LISE thrusts to create alternatives for livelihoods of communities living close to and do interact with the Mulanje Mountain Global Biosphere Reserve so that they would get engaged in collaborative management arrangements, increased food security, sustainable mountain resource use, and alternative livelihood opportunities and local policing. This approach is in tandem with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) that aims at creating wealth through sustainable economic growth and infrastructure development as a means of achieving poverty reduction. This enlightened approach requires a concerted supportive process and expansion to realize the possible ecological management and biodiversity conservation goals, and exploit the resource potential on a sustainable basis.