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    10 January, 2012
Agreement on training environmental staff
 
Maputo, 10 Jan (AIM) – The Mozambican Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Action (MICOA) and the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) signed a memorandum of understanding in Maputo on 10 January establishing the bases for university training of MICOA staff.

The memorandum, signed by Environment Minister Alcinda Abreu and UEM Vice-Chancellor Orlando Quilambo, formalizes and strengthens partnership in training environmental scientists and other staff, particularly those who will monitor the implementation of new mega-projects that arise in the country.

At the ceremony, Abreu said that training staff for the environmental sector is of great importance in order to guarantee rational exploitation of natural resources and to contribute to the industrialization of Mozambique.

“The recent discoveries of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin, and the implementation of large scale projects to exploit coal and other resources are challenges for the Environment Ministry”, she said.

Through its Human Resources Development Plan, added Abreu, her Ministry has been seeking to create technical capacity at central, provincial, district and local levels.

For his part, Quilambo said that the desolate environmental situations experienced in some countries are not necessarily due to a lack of institutions or policies, but to a failure to integrate knowledge into policies.

“In Mozambique, the knowledge about these processes can be found in our institution”, said the Vice-Chancellor. “It is we who train, just to cite a few examples, architects, doctors, sociologists, anthropologists, environmental engineers and educators, who are the fundamental critical mass for us not to regret in the future mistakes that we now know how to avoid”.
(AIM)
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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