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Launch of Sustainable Livelihoods Development Program in Gorongosa National Park | News Article

News | 29-11-2022 | 09:28

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mozambique, in partnership with the Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP), officially launched the Sustainable Livelihoods Development Program (SLDP) for Communities in the Sustainable Development Zone of Gorongosa National Park on November 23rd. It was started. Gorongosa). Funded by his €20 million, the program will run for five years (2022-2027) and he will have to cover 45,000 direct beneficiaries, mostly women and young people.

Mozambique’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Elsbeth Ackermann (left) signs the SLDP agreement with GRP President Mike Martinton.

Improvement of socio-economic conditions

Implementation of SLDP Gorongosa will be carried out by GRP through its subsidiary Resiliência Moçambique Lda, in partnership with NGOs Right To Play (RTP) and Resilience BV.

SLDP Gorongosa will contribute to improving the socio-economic conditions of communities in PNG Sustainable Development Zones through the implementation of interventions that contribute to increased agricultural production, improved nutritional indicators, quality water supply and basic infrastructure. We aim to Environmental hygiene and sexual and reproductive health promotion efforts.

With a particular focus on women and youth, the program covers the districts of Chelingoma, Dondo, Gorongosa, Malinghe, Muanza and Nyamatanda, also contributing to reforestation and biodiversity conservation, and is part of the Government of Mozambique’s development agenda. form the department

The program has €20 million in funding, should be implemented over five years (2022-2027) and cover 45,000 direct beneficiaries. 15,000 will become producers in the household sector and 30,000 will become community members reached by awareness campaigns on nutrition, WASH and SRHR issues.

Conservation and community development

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Elsbeth Ackermann, who attended the event, said, “The development strategy of the Dutch government is based on the pillars of sustainable development, gender equality, youth support, food security, water and climate and all of them.” said. It is clearly in line with the Mozambican government’s development strategy.

On behalf of GRP, Mike Martinton, Director of Finance and Planning, said: Successful biodiversity conservation must be an inclusive process involving all, with tangible benefits for community participation and making communities the greatest guardians of ecosystems. there is.

“Finally, I would like to say that as a team we are committed to the objectives of this program and the rational use of the resources allocated to SLDP by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.”

At the end of the ceremony, Secretary of State of Sofala State Stella da Graça Pinto Zeca acknowledged that the program is part of the government’s plan and part of the Sustainable Development Goals, and congratulated the program on its success. affirmed the government’s commitment to United Nations ratified by the Government of Mozambique.

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