Regional Training on the Planning Cycle Project of Coastal Zone Management Authorities

Regional Training on the Planning Cycle Project of Coastal Zone Management Authorities

Client – SEACAM (Secretariat for East Africa Coastal Zone Management), an initiative of the World Bank
Location – Mozambique
Year – 2000 – 2001
Time – 3 months

Verde Azul trained more than 90 government leaders and officials from the institutions responsible for coastal zone management.

It involved the final decision makers from Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Angola, Lesotho and South Africa.

This resulted in a number of coherent project design agreements, using a combination of different Planning methodologies.

SEACAM was supported by Verde Azul and helped to develop a manual in coordination with a team of consultants “A good idea for a good project”, available in Portuguese, English and French.

Based on the training experience accumulated during the various workshops, and on input from other Project specialists, a training manual widely used by many institutions was developed, which includes tools for approaching the logical framework and objective Oriented Project Planning methodologies, having been developed through participatory-based project planning.

Assistance to Flood Affected People

Assistance to Flood Affected People

Client – Embassy of Sweden
Location – Mozambique
Year – 2000 – 2001
Time – 8 months

Verde Azul coordinated assistance to the Swedish aid agency AIDS during a transitional period, when the program needed to be expanded to respond to the need for assistance in February 2000.

This involved recommendations on priority programs to be financed and the coordination of ASDI funding to NGOs, United Nations agencies and the Government.

Verde Azul participated in support meetings with the Minister of Interior, informing the ambassador and the director of Swedish aid (Sida) in Mozambique.

Verde Azul participated in coordination meetings with the United Nations and made recommendations to AIDS on how best to assist in assistance after the floods in the districts of Chókwè, Guijá, Chibuto, Xai-Xai, Bilene and Macia.

Verde Azul carried out the monitoring and implementation of immediate support and identification programs for groups that were isolated, in setting up camps and setting up tents, water treatment, construction of latrines, distribution of hygiene and cleaning kits, provision medical health care, clothing distribution and diversified distribution of raw materials for cooking in the districts of Chókwè, Guijá, Chibuto, Xai-Xai, Bilene and Macia.

When the water level declined, Verde Azul recommended specific programs for affected households, so that they could return to their homes and farmland areas, and restore their livelihoods.

The assistance included the preparation of the Terms of Reference, the proposals and the hiring of several NGOs and consultancy groups to implement these restoration programs.

Situational Report on Water Demand Management

Situational Report on Water Demand Management

Client – IUCN Regional Office
Location – Mozambique
Year – 2000 – 2001
Time – 6 months

Verde Azul assisted IUCN to carry out an assessment of all water use, planning and analyzing its impact on the management of water demand, in a current and future way in Mozambique.

Deliverables included: a database for the different water supply and use systems in Mozambique, the identification of bottlenecks in the supply network and proposals for how management can be carried out to improve and administer water all over the country.

The Impact of HIV / AIDS on Education in Mozambique

The Impact of HIV / AIDS on Education in Mozambique

Location – Mozambique
Year – 2000
Time – 3 months

Verde Azul provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Education for the development and implementation of effective HIV / AIDS policies and actions that relate to strategic areas, namely policies and activities in the fields of school, district and provincial management, human resources and planning.

Deliverables included:

  • the evaluation of the demographic impact of HIV / AIDS related to the demand and supply of Education, based on the initial proposal to reinforce the planning and integration of activities to respond to the impacts of HIV / AIDS within the school environment.

The project started with a data collection process through interviews with key informants and the analysis of documents.

Verde Azul developed 3 documents:

  • HIV strategic options in terms of human resources and school management;
  • an “HIV / AIDS and YOU” and HIV / AIDS booklet;
  • school management.

Verde Azul implemented a consultation process in 3 regional seminars to disseminate the results, discuss the execution plans and obtain criticisms and suggestions.

Verde Azul subsequently carried out the document review, and formed a group of trainers from the Ministry of Education to use the documentation, as well as supporting the Ministry to establish a mechanism to integrate HIV / AIDS issues and impact in planning.

Verde Azul facilitated the development of a communication strategy as part of a cooperation framework between Human Resources departments and the government to allow the exchange of information and best practices for identifying and disseminating information between public institutions and parties stakeholders that are directly linked to MINED.

Situational Analysis and Stakeholder Mapping for SUSTAIN-Africa, Second Corridor in Mozambique

Situational Analysis and Stakeholder Mapping for SUSTAIN-Africa, Second Corridor in Mozambique

Client – IUCN & IUCN NL
Location – Beira Agricultural Corridor and Zambezi Valley Development Corridor – Mozambique
Year – 2015
Time – 4 months

Verde Azul implemented a project within the scope of the IUCN SUSTAIN program.

The SUSTAIN program belongs to the Green Economic Growth (Green Economic Growth) which aims to increase the knowledge, skills and capacities in local and governmental communities in the use of water, land and ecosystem, enabling them for greater climate resistance and food security in growth corridors. agricultural.

Verde Azul produced a baseline assessment of the first phase that included a situational analysis and mapping of stakeholders in the Beira Agricultural Corridor and in the Zambezi Valley Development Corridor.

The second phase focused on geographic areas of greatest interest – Cahora Bassa, Changara and Magoe in Tete.

The analysis of the Zambezi Valley includes socio-economic characterization and an assessment of natural resources.

The stakeholder mapping considers the stakeholders in the management of water use, agriculture, food security and value chains, climate change, biodiversity conservation, and private investment and financing partnerships.

The study allows an analysis of risk and opportunities for the SUSTAIN initiative with activities and potential partners to add value in the region.

Strengthening Resilience Capacity of Populations and Ecosystem in the Limpopo Basin Catchment Area

Strengthening Resilience Capacity of Populations and Ecosystem in the Limpopo Basin Catchment Area

Client – AWARD – South Africa
Location – Limpopo River Basin – Mozambique
Year – 2015 – 2016
Time – 1 year in development

Verde Azul is working, in this project, as a subcontractor of the South African NGO AWARD within the catchment area of the Limpopo River basin. The main objective is to reduce the vulnerability of the area through the establishment of cross-border governance and management of the Limpopo river basin, in order to increase the resilience of its people and ecosystems, through systemic and social learning approaches up to national levels base.

The first phase of the project (subcomponent in Mozambique) is centered on a collaborative and systemic consultation on the resilience of the Elephants basin, understood as a socio-ecological system (SSE), in order to understand the multiple vulnerabilities to climate change and others factors causing those.


  • Mapping and analysis of stakeholders, climate of adaptation and resilience;
  • Action plans, framework for systemic conservation and sustainable management resulting in improved management and sustainability of water resources and biodiversity;
  • This involves experimentation, skills for reflection and learning and proposals for institutionalization.
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