Most of Mozambique's population live and work in rural areas. Mozambique is endowed with ample arable land, water, energy, as well as mineral resources and newly discovered natural gas offshore, three deep seaports and a relatively large potential pool of labour. 

Mozambique's main challenge is diversifying the economy. The government seeks to move away from the current focus on capital-intensive projects and low-productivity subsistence agriculture. It aims to strengthen the key drivers of inclusion, such as improved quality education and health service delivery, which could, in turn, improve social indicators.

facts and Figures

  • Area: 801,590 km2
  • Population: 30 million
  • Capital: Maputo

Swisscontact in Mozambique

  • since 2013


News & Stories

Initial vocational education and training
Technical vocational training - a source of hope for young Kollen
Kollen is a young man with a high level of determination. He grew up amidst difficulties in the neighbourhood of Xipamanine in the city of Maputo, characterised by high rates of poverty and unemployment. Regardless of his social and economic condition, he never thought of giving up his studies.
Initial vocational education and training
Technical and Vocational Training as the pathway to employment
Technical-vocational training is training geared towards the acquisition of knowledge, practical skills and attitudes necessary for exercising a professional occupation and aims to respond positively to the demands of the market and facilitate professional insertion. Amisse undertook technical training in the area of masonry organised by Swisscontact within the Skills to Build project which is based on the development of skills and competences that will help vulnerable young people to find better jobs or develop self-employment, and therefore obtain better income, contributing to greater economic and social equity in the country.
Initial vocational education and training
Thirty trainers received their certificate in psycho-pedagogical skills
In April, 30 trainers received their certificates after completing a course to develop their psychological and pedagogical skills in vocational training. The knowledge they acquired will help them to teach and detect learning difficulties in students and professionally address concerns in the classroom. The aim of the certificate is to improve their teaching skills in order to provide higher quality vocational training to young people.


Swisscontact works in Mozambique to improve the livelihoods of its inhabitants through interventions designed for the construction and agricultural sectors.

In the North and Central parts of Mozambique, Swisscontact works with the agricultural industry and is committed to ensuring food security for smallholders and stimulating an increase in their production. This allows the target groups to increase their competitiveness in the market through the implementation of an all-inclusive approach that is applied through all projects. To the south, Swisscontact shifts its focus to improving the competitiveness of young people in the construction industry. It implements a construction project to train and certify unemployed youth and low-skilled workers. Success is achieved through collaboration with the private sector, which subsequently creates long-term employment opportunities.

Skills to Build
Regula Chavez-Malgiaritta
Country Director Mozambique and Project Team Leader Skills to Build
Our Team
The abilities and readiness for action of our employees are decisive for our projects’ ability to achieve sustainable impact, as well as our long-term success. As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.


Swisscontact Mozambique has many years of experience in the design and implementation of projects within the Skills Development and Enterprise Promotion working areas.

Project Management

Swisscontact has a proven track record of success in developing and implementing comprehensive and sustainable projects in Mozambique.


Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Swisscontact designs interventions that improve smallholder access to suitable products and services which help them increase their output capacity and competitiveness. 

Skills Development

Swisscontact designs and implements non-formal life skills interventions, facilitates capacity building and certifies youth consequently improving their competitiveness in the construction industry.


Other Products and Services

Swisscontact conducts, reviews and updates economic market surveys and is informed on the country-specific economic trends, opportunities and sectors - private and public.


Swisscontact in Mozambique

Av. Tomás Nduda 410
1101 Maputo