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March 25, 2014

Mozambique stands at a crossroads in its national development trajectory. The quality of leadership during the next five years will determine whether the country’s citizens are able to participate broadly in emerging economic opportunities and a more open political order that prioritizes human development and achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Any drift toward an alternative path that leads to entrenchment of a political elite dedicated to sustaining their own power to serve as gatekeepers to the nation’s wealth should be mitigated through diplomacy and development resources.

December 5, 2013

Gender-based Violence (GBV) is a global pandemic that is inflicted upon men, women and children. However, women and girls are the most at risk and most affected by GBV. Gender-based violence undermines the safety, dignity, health, and human rights of the millions of individuals who experience it, and the public health, economic well-being, and security of nations. The Gender-based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in Mozambique is part of the United States President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and aims to expand and improve coordination and effectiveness of GBV prevention efforts; improve the policy implementation in response to GBV and improve the availability and quality of GBV services in Mozambique.

Rick Burns, representing the U.S. Embassy, spoke to the media about "Aprender a Ler"project.
October 28, 2013

A few months ago, USAID and the Ministry of Education launched the project "Aprender a Ler" to improve reading skills for students in grades 2 and 3. This pilot project will begin by covering 120 schools in Nampula and Zambezia provinces. Last week, the project was launched at provincial level in Nampula, at Lurio Hotel, alongside with the Nampula’s Governor, Mrs. Cidália Manuel Chauque. Amongst participants were also Nampula’s Director of Education and cultural affairs, Dr. Raúl Nhamunwe and the Ministry of Education’s National Directors of Planning and Primary schooling, Dr. Manuel Rego and Dr. Antuía Soverano respectively. Some school staff from the 3 districts where the project will be implemented, namely Nampula, Monapo, Morrupula, were also present to learn more about the various project activities.

USAID partners with the Mozambique’s Attorney’s General Office to combat corruption and control illegal activities
October 7, 2013

US Ambassador to Mozambique, Douglas Griffiths joined the Mozambican Attorney General, Dr. Augusto Paulino, to sign an agreement which will make the Attorneys General Office (PGR) more effective in controlling lawfulness and combatting corruption, building institutional credibility and citizen trust.

The two year, $1.373 million project forms part of a wider assistance package of technical assistance, training and scholarships that the US Government has been providing to the PGR over the last 9 years.

USAID collaborates with the Faculty of Arts and Communication for the strengthening of Media in Mozambique
July 29, 2013

On July 29, 2013, USAID/Mozambique Mission Director, Alex Dickie, signed a funding agreement with the Faculty of Arts and Communication (ECA) of Eduardo Mondlane University.

A group of children at a school in Zambezia province, Mozambique
July 10, 2013

The United States Ambassador to Mozambique, Douglas Griffiths and the Mozambican Minister of Education, Augusto Jone, launched today the project Aprender a Ler (Learning to read), which will be implemented in 120 schools in Zambezia and Nampula provinces, benefiting more than 46,000 children.

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