Gaborone Declaration in Mozambique for Consultations

On the 26th of August, 2015, the Gaborone Declaration Secretariat together with Government of Botswana conducted a roadshow meeting in Maputo, Mozambique at Polana Serana Hotel.  The roadshow brought together key Mozambican high-level representatives, including: the Ministry of Lands, Environment and Rural Development; Heads of departments such as Agriculture, Culture and Information, Finance, Statistics; and Non Governmental Organizations echoing the cross-sectoral integration of the Gaborone Declaration. The purpose of the roadshow meeting was to introduce the Gaborone Declaration Secretariat, assist Mozambique in defining specific priorities for support under the Gaborone Declaration, and to ground truth baseline information collected by the Secretariat regarding ongoing national initiatives.

Discussions were led on the link between Sustainable Development and Gaborone Declaration as well as Mozambique national development goals and plans. The participants highlighted that the country needed support with (among other things) the management of forestry and fisheries to ensure sustainable harvesting of prawns. It was also agreed that there is need to build capacity to streamline and build synergies among government departments dealing with Sustainable Development. Finally, Mozambique also committed to reviewing the National Corporate Social Responsibility Policy to guide broader private sector engagement.

Mozambique Roadshow participants Conservation International /Photo by Segolame Evans

Mozambique Roadshow participants

Conservation International /Photo by Segolame Evans

(Right to left) CI Representative Ms. Daniela Raik,  Chief Executive Officer -National coordinating Agency for sustainable Development-Mozambique Mr. Rogerio Wamusse, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Environment and Rural Development-Mozambique Ms Sheilah Santana, Botswana High Commissioner to Mozambique H.E  Thuso Ramodimoosi and Government of Botswana Representative Mr. Botshabelo Othusitse Conservation International / Photo by Segolame Evans 

(Right to left) CI Representative Ms. Daniela Raik,  Chief Executive Officer -National coordinating Agency for sustainable Development-Mozambique Mr. Rogerio Wamusse, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Environment and Rural Development-Mozambique Ms Sheilah Santana, Botswana High Commissioner to Mozambique H.E  Thuso Ramodimoosi and Government of Botswana Representative Mr. Botshabelo Othusitse

Conservation International / Photo by Segolame Evans