As per January 2017 all SE’s Danida funding to Mozambique is directed into a consortium of partners who together will implement a three year programme:

Natural Resource Management Committees in Sofala
– Governance, Rights and Climate Change

The programme will in parts be a continuation of the previous work of ADEL Sofala in organising and training Natural Resource Management Committees. The purpose is that communities can take care of their own natural resources and obtain and make inclusive and sustainable use of revenues generated from an exploitation of natural resources within community owned land. The law providing for the revenue is quite progressive but unfortunately equally in-transparent in its implementation.

Two other local organisations complement the work of ADEL Sofala in the direct work with the communities, these are Muleide – Women’s Association for Law and Development and Ipaj – Institute for Legal Assistance and Representation.

Livaningo, who also is a long standing partner to SE plays a crucial role in the consortium. They will be looking at the effects of the program targeting national networks and agendas through communication and advocacy efforts – often together with other members of the consortium. A network of environmental concerned journalists is also attached to the program.

It is the expectation of SE and the partners that civil society actors working closely together will have a greater impact in addressing structural constraints that constitute a barrier to people centred and just development in the Province of Sofala.

Watch video interview with consortium members by watching the above youtube video.