Mozambique’s Future Trajectory: Challenges and Opportunities

Photo © SAIIA/ Chevon Erasmus Porter
SAIIA experts (L-R) Ola Bello, Alex Benkenstein and Romy Chevallier presenting at the dissemination event on 30 September 2013

Mozambique has been one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world from 2001-2010 and is forecast to continue its rapid growth trajectory. In 2014 Mozambique will commemorate 20 years of democracy and, given the substantial changes that have taken place in recent years, this provides a timely juncture to discuss emerging challenges and future perspectives on Mozambique, as well as the country’s role in the SADC region.

SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) and the South Africa’s Foreign Policy and African Driver Programme (SAFPAD) have conducted extensive fieldwork in Mozambique. The issues examined covered the contemporary drivers of Mozambique’s foreign policy; governance of Mozambique’s natural resources including the rapidly expanding gas and coal sectors, as well as conservation and socio-economic perspectives on coastal ecosystems, particularly related to small-scale fisheries and mangrove ecosystems.

SAIIA and the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative held two Dissemination Conferences to share the results of this fieldwork and discuss Mozambique’s future.

Date:      Thursday, 26 September 2013
Time:     9h00 to 15h30
Venue:   Southern Sun Hotel, Maputo

Event Presentations

30 Sep 2013