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Mozambique

Country Spotlight: Mozambique

Mozambique is a low-income country in Southern Africa. Low levels of education and literacy, particularly among women in rural areas, limit the scope for civil society organisations in these areas to access and disseminate information.

Civil Society NET partner Aga Khan Foundation has been active in Mozambique since 2001. AKF works together with the communities and the government to address issues such as food insecurity, early childhood development, health, the improvement of human habitats, the stimulation of entrepreneurial activity, the creation of civil society and the development of leaders.

Local Partners

CENTRO DE APRENDIZAGEM E CAPACITAÇÃO DA SOCIEDADE CIVIL (CESC)

CESC is a non-profit organisation whose mandate is to facilitate learning and capacity building for civil society organisations in order to improve their levels and quality of participation in development processes. This is done through applied research, training and documentation, dissemination of information and knowledge relevant to development programmes. CESC has national coverage, but pilot interventions are focused in five provinces namely, Gaza, Cabo Delgado, Zambezia, Tete and Niassa. Its main beneficiaries are civil society organisations, formal and informal, the general public, and other vulnerable groups (women and children) at the local level (province and district).

ECOSIDA

ECOSIDA is a non-profit organisation created by 23 companies and associations whose aim is to fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by mobilising the business community in Mozambique and increasing their social responsibility. The number of members has now grown to 50, and includes small, medium and large enterprises. Though it is headquartered in Maputo, ECOSIDA maintains active partnerships with organisations that act as facilitators and implementers of its mandate, in the south (Nambas, Lda), centre (ACIS), north (ACIANA and ECoSIDA- Cabo Delgado).

THE FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (FDC)

The Foundation for Community Development (FDC), is a private, non-profit organisation which was formed to support local development, democracy and social justice initiatives in Mozambique implemented by local civil society organisations through a combination of efforts of all sectors of society.

FORUM MULHER

Established in 1994, Fórum Mulher is a network of 84 organisations and women’s associations, institutions and donors. Its aim is to coordinate women’s activities and mobilise organisations in order to promote equality, justice and increase the power of women in Mozambique through advocacy and education and capacity development. Though it is headquartered in Maputo, Fórum Mulher is a national organization with representation in all provinces.

MANHIÇA FOUNDATION

The Manhiça Foundation is a non-profit organisation created by the governments of Mozambique and Spain to promote and conduct biomedical research within identified priority health areas.

MASC FOUNDATION- MECANISMO DE APOIO À SOCIEDADE CIVIL

The Mechanism for Civil Society Support (MASC) is a project funded by the British Department for International Development (DfID), Irish Cooperation (Irish AID) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve governance and accountability to Mozambican citizens by strengthening and diversifying the engagement of civil society organisations in the Mozambican monitoring and advocacy on governance.

REDE DA CRIANÇA

The Rede da Criança is a forum of NGOs and other associations whose aim is to improve the impact of the activities of organisations working on behalf of children in difficult situations through: coordination of efforts in achieving socio-educational programmes and projects; mobilisation of resources to support social and educational activities of children; public awareness and advocacy on the rights and needs of children living in difficult situations. Rede Criança benefits around 30,000 children, and works with 158 organizations and 11 focal points across Mozambique.

THE EDUARDO MONDLANE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1962, the Eduardo Mondlane University is the oldest institution of higher education in Mozambique.

 

The Centro de Apoio à Informação e Comunicação Comunitária (CAICC) is a specialised programme that supports capacity development through community radios, and promotes solutions and methodologies to expand the use of information and communication technologies for production processes, research, service delivery, improvement of teaching and learning, as well as to address the needs of the Eduardo Mondlane University and the country broadly.

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