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Mozambique: Less illness thanks to better water supplies and sanitation

A villager in Niassa Province in northern Mozambique works a new handpump. She is surrounded by a group of people.

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021

Many cases of illness in the poor region of northern Mozambique are caused by the poor condition of water supplies and sanitation.  The SDC is assisting the efforts of the local people and responsible authorities to improve the situation. Aim of the project: Better living conditions for half a million people – and less poverty.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Mozambique
Health
Health systems strengthening

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021


CHF 7'445'000



Local farmers meet the private sector

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

In northern Mozambique, the SDC connects farmers and various private sector enterprises to stimulate agricultural production and combat poverty. Supplying farmers with good-quality seeds is essential.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Mozambique
Employment & economic development
Agriculture & food security
Business support & economic inclusion
Agricultural development
SME development

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 8'185'000



Enabling AIDS orphans to think of their future

01.05.2012 - 31.12.2015

The region of southern Africa holds the sad record of housing the largest number of orphans in the world. Together with armed conflicts and poverty, HIV/AIDS – which can wipe out entire generations –has a major impact on the living conditions and psychological and social wellbeing of children in this part of the world. Deprivation, abuse, early and forced marriages, having to take care of siblings or sick parents, are all part of daily life here. Since 2002, a regional initiative aimed at providing psycho-social support has been trying to provide these children with hope and self-confidence.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Health
Education
Sexually transmitted diseases incl. HIV/AIDS
Primary health care
Basic life skills

01.05.2012 - 31.12.2015


CHF 4'875'000



Ensuring food security for smallholder farmers with microinsurance and microcredit

An instructor talks amidst a group of farmers standing in a circle

01.01.2011 - 30.06.2017

Climate change has a heavy impact on food security for smallholder farmers in Zambia and Malawi. A project combining microinsurance, microfinance and measures for disaster prevention aims at strengthening their capacity to adapt. Promising results have already been seen in Ethiopia and Senegal. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
Agricultural research
Agriculture value-chain development (til 2016)

01.01.2011 - 30.06.2017


CHF 6'685'000



Planned project

Anti-corruption and Accountability

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2030

Corruption is a politically sensitive issue in Mozambique. Fostering an environment of good governance and deterring corrupt practices requires a commitment from stakeholders at all levels. This programme aims to leverage Switzerland’s high level of trust and credibility in the local context to forge constructive coalitions between government, the judiciary, civil society and the private sector. The overall goal is to reduce the negative impact of corruption on development in Mozambique.


Planned project

FutureLife-Now!

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2030

‘FutureLife now! enhances primary HIV prevention and support treatment among young people. It will operate through schools and education systems and create synergies with health and climate change in line with Agenda 2030 and the goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. SDC’s longstanding commitment, acknowledged by SADC[1] Member States, is unique. It offers a distinct comparative advantage over short-term programs and is a prerequisite for systemic and positive behavioral change.

[1] Southern African Development Community (SADC)


Planned project

Civil society for social cohesion in Mozambique

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2030

Despite the positive developments in the peace process, rising inequalities, shrinking space for civil society and new emerging conflicts threaten the overall social cohesion and stability of Mozambique. This program aims to contribute to strengthen the social contract by strengthening citizen’s participation, inclusive leadership and solutions oriented multi-stakeholder dialogue where a responsible civil society, citizens, the private sector and responsive institutions develop a joint future based on inclusive local processes.


Menstrual Health Management (MHM)

15.09.2019 - 31.12.2021

Despite being the majority, young people have the worst HIV outcomes. Evidence-based, demographic and context-adapted responses are essential if ending AIDS by 2030 is to be attained. Proposed is a population level study to determine the impact of a comprehensive community based package of HIV services with a nested sub-study on Menstrual Health Management (MHM). Even though it is often neglected, MHM is crucial for women’s social inclusion, health and gender equality


Strengthening Agro-biodiversity in Southern Africa

01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023

The project’s goal is to strengthen food security in Southern Africa by promoting seed diversity and agro-ecological practices through an inclusive, evidence-based dialogue with governments at regional and country levels by empowered farmer’s and farmer support organizations.  


Planned project

Training for Skills and Employment (T4SE)

01.07.2019 - 31.12.2030

The main goal of the Training for Skills and Employment project is to create work opportunities for rural youth by strengthening their professional skills as well as advocating for an improved legal framework for Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training in the country. SDC’s contribution aims to support training provision through engaging with the private sector, which will allow young people to acquire marketable[1] skills leading to formal or self-employment and consequently increased productivity.

 

[1] Marketable skills are those which are in demand and can respond to existing and previously identified market opportunities.


Accountability in Health & Agriculture

01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023

While governments have translated regional policies on Food Security and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) into national policies, these are poorly implemented and the public lacks capacities to act effectively upon them. The project will improve the accountability and gender responsiveness of public resource management and complement the ongoing Swiss funded projects in ensuring that policy/advocacy work developed at national, regional and global levels is disseminated and implemented by relevant SADC and governmental institutions.


Economic Policy for Inclusive Growth

15.04.2019 - 31.12.2029

The planned intervention aims at supporting inclusive growth that improves the living standards for the Mozambicans, in particular women and youth. It will be pursued through increased analytical capacity and better informed policy making, by means of focussed support to economic analysis and discussion in and between government and non-government institutions. Emphasis on non-government institutions will enhance the demand for and accountability for effective policy making for inclusive growth

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