Mozambique

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.
mozambique

facts and Figures

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

Swisscontact in Mozambique

  • since 2013

Projects

Mozambique
Upskilling and reskilling, Labour market insertion
Skills to Build
In close collaboration with the private sector, the project promotes improved competitiveness in the construction sector through specific training measures. In this way, the employment conditions and incomes of 470 already employed construction workers are to be improved or increased. In addition, 1 150 unskilled unemployed youth interested in...
Mozambique
Sustainable agriculture
ACCESS TO FOOD AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE THROUGH MARKET SYSTEMS (AFOC-MSD) / FAR PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER
The project aims to improve the farmers' adoption rate of improved high yielding maize and bean varieties (currently well below 20%) and drought-resistant crops with a short production cycle.The project will raise awareness through trials and campaigns to promote drought resistant tropical varieties of vegetables as well as appropriate...
Mozambique
Sustainable agriculture
Increasing Incomes of Horticultural Smallholder Farmers
The Horti-Sempre project seeks to improve the livelihoods of local small-scale horticultural producers through adequate facilitation that enables access to relevant products and services which aid in an increased capacity to produce and compete in the market.Agriculture is the foundation of Northern Mozambique’s economy and employs over 80% of...

News

Mozambique
Initial vocational education and training
07.12.2021
Recognition of Acquired Skills in Mozambique
Swisscontact facilitates the process for designing and implementing the process of Recognition of Acquired Skills, which aims to guide, regulate and facilitate the certification of competencies and respective attribution of credits resulting from the verification, assessment and certification of vocational competencies acquired through the lifelong learning process, namely in work or non-formal and informal training contexts.
Mozambique
Initial vocational education and training
05.12.2021
Promoting private-public modular training courses and formal recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills for young people.
The training and certification measures promoted by the Skills to Build project are adapted to the requirements of the local market and create employment opportunities for the target groups. The training courses cover various trades in the construction industry such as bricklaying, plumbing, electronics, painting.
Mozambique
Sustainable agriculture
19.11.2021
Horti-Sempre and partners discuss experiences and future challenges for the horticultural sector in the north of the country
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Mozambique (SDC), through the project Horti-Sempre implemented by Swisscontact, has been supporting the sustainable development of the horticultural complex with the introduction of solutions accessible to the stakeholders of Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces.
Country Director Mozambique and Project Team Leader Skills to Build
Regula Chavez-Malgiaritta

APPROACH

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.

Services

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.

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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.

Contact

Swisscontact in Mozambique

Av. Tomás Nduda 410 Maputo
Av. Josina Machel, n° 28 Nampula