Visit to Mozambique: new MoU and continuing activities in Zambezi Valley
The NCEA visited Maputo (26-28 January) to discuss activities under a possible new Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Land, Environment, and Rural Development (MITADER). The previous MoU expired in 2015. Meetings with the relevant directorates resulted in a draft MoU, expected to be approved next month. One of the first activities will be a mapping of the country’s EIA system, including the new EIA regulations.
The visit was also used to meet the coordinating unit for the Zambezi Valley Multi-sector plan/SEA and related spatial plan, on which the NCEA also provides support. Both parties discussed the current state of affairs and made an inventory of possible further NCEA services.