Inception Workshop for the Mozambique Green Economy Action Plan

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Mozambique’s Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER), organized an Inception workshop on August 19, 2019, at Hotel Avenida, to launch the review and updating of the Green Economy Action Plan (GEAP) for 2020-2024.

The workshop set the scene for sharing achievements by the different sectors in the first action plan and share the process on the revision of the 2012 Action Plan, especially the methodology used, the main objectives, the work plan and the role of the different stakeholders.

The GEAP was developed in 2012 and has completed the first phase of implementation since its conception. The review and updating of the plan will consider stock taking of what has been achieved to date and to ensure that the new government planning cycle will be mainstreamed with up to date Green Economy actions.

The workshop had more than 30 participants from all government ministries, as well as representatives from AfDB, UNIDO, WWF and WaterAid who contributed towards defining the stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities for the review and updating process. The participants will be key in the consultation process, validating the Green Economy Action Plan, and supporting its dissemination as well as including these actions in their sector planning processes.

In her opening remarks, Ms Yolanda Goncalves, Director for Corporation in MITADER, stressed the importance of this exercise, “The new government  planning cycle is commencing. This has come at an opportune time and the action plan should be used as an opportunity to push for GE agenda in our institutions.” She also called for ownership of the process of assessment and elaboration of the new priorities for the GEAP 2020-2024.