Posts tagged Mozambique
Three Ways to Maximize Benefits from Natural Resources for Local Communities

In Mozambique, majority of people live in rural areas and their livelihood relies heavily on the country’s substantial natural capital. Forests, wildlife and agriculture contribute significantly to the income and food supply of rural communities. Ensuring the sustainability and resilience of the natural resource base while ensuring communities benefit from those resources is critical for rural development. To accomplish this goal, the Mozambique Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities project (MozDGM) is employing a value chain development approach.

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Mozambique: Communities and the potential of the DGM

In February 2019, Mozambique signed one of the first Emission Reduction Payment Agreements (ERPA) with the Carbon Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), unlocking $50 million to support the country’s ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions from its forest sector. This milestone is part of a joint effort supported by the World Bank through the Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Portfolio. In terms of program integration and harmonizing multilateral investment, Mozambique seems to be a unique example worth understanding.

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DGM process advances in Mozambique

On March 30-31, 2016, 17 representatives from Mozambique’s civil society gathered in the northern city of Pemba for the second meeting of the country’s DGM interim committee. This workshop was an important milestone to bring the DGM process forward in Mozambique, and it provides a platform to discuss what issues are most important to forest dependent communities in Mozambique.

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