The Public Administration strengthens capacity to face challenges deriving from climate change in urban areas of Southern Mozambique

August 28, 2023 , 05:58 pm

DiMSUR, AF, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique – The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) held a technical training workshop for municipal and provincial professionals from August 16 to 18 at the Zitundo Administrative Post, Matutuíne district, Maputo province, with the aim of strengthening climate resilience in urban areas.
Entitled “Capacity Building Seminar on Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Disaster Risk Management and Urban Sustainability in Southeast Africa for Municipal and Provincial Officials”, the meeting provided a unique opportunity for 45 representatives from various municipal and provincial institutions including representatives from the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, the Environmental Protection Area (APA), technical experts from the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD), as well as representatives from the municipalities of Boane, Matola, Xai-Xai and Inhambane, with the aim of deepening their expertise in critical areas such as climate change, climate finance, climate resilience, territorial planning and disaster risk management. 
The training culminated in the certification of participants in several crucial areas related to climate adaptation and resilience. This achievement represents a significant step in strengthening the capacity of municipal and provincial institutions in the southern African region to respond to the various climate risks facing Mozambique.
Certificate distribution to participants
During the event, Wild do Rosário, UN-Habitat’s Head of Programme, emphasized the importance of capacity building in addressing the challenges of climate change and promoting sustainable urban development. 
Agostinho Fernando, Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) representative, reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to increasing the climate resilience of communities and ensuring safer and more sustainable development.
Luís Buchir, representative of the Maputo Protection Area.
Luís Buchir, Maputo Protection Area (APA) representative, highlighted inter-institutional collaboration and the crucial role of institutions in promoting strategies to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Family photo taken at the workshop's closing ceremony.
This initiative is part of the project “Building Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Africa”, led by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Mozambican Ministry of Land and Environment, DiMSUR, and financed by the Adaptation Fund. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of urban areas in Southeast Africa to face the challenges of climate change, with a special focus on Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros.


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