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


Inspiring Inclusion in Mozambique: Swisscontact's "The Future is Mine" Project
As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, it is crucial to contemplate the significance of inclusion and equal opportunities for women across all facets of society. In Mozambique, the "The Future is Mine" project, spearheaded by Swisscontact, emerges as a beacon of hope and transformation, dedicating its efforts to fostering inclusive environments within the realm of technical vocational education and training.
Perseverance, the pursuit of knowledge, and a passion for work can transform not only someone's career but also their life as a whole – Ailton's story
Resilience, an unrelenting quest for knowledge, and motivation for work not only shape someone's professional trajectory but also change their entire life. Ailton Paulo's story is an inspiring example of this principle.
Fusing determination with passion - the inspiring story of young welder Júlio Langa
Overcoming challenges pays off: In 2022, Júlio decided to invest in his passion and enrolled in the welding course at the Professional Training Center for Metalworking. During this challenging period, he faced the difficulty of commuting 200 kilometers daily between his home and the training center. However, Júlio did not give up, and his effort paid off.
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...


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.

Sustainable agriculture
Increasing Incomes of Horticultural Smallholder Farmers in Northern Mozambique
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...
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.

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Swisscontact in Mozambique

Av. Tomás Nduda 410
1101 Maputo