AKDN’s activities in Mozambique started in 1998, following the establishment of an Agreement of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has operated in Mozambique since 2001, working in agriculture and food security, health and nutrition, early childhood development, financial inclusion, education and civil society. The Foundation is currently present in the province of Cabo Delgado; in Niassa in health (since 2019), and in Nampula in agriculture. We reached over 500,000 Mozambicans from 2001 to 2020.
We work in collaboration with several multilateral and bilateral partners, including the governments of Portugal and Canada. Our focus is on adolescents, youth, women and the disadvantaged, with gender and diversity a cross-cutting theme.
Other AKDN agencies present in Mozambique include the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which has established the Serena Polana Hotel, the SEACOM communications provider and the Moztex textile factory; and the Aga Khan Academies, which runs a school in Maputo for exceptional students from all backgrounds.
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Other Portuguese-Speaking Countries
In 2010 a Protocol of Cooperation was signed with the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) to promote mutual cooperation and improve the quality of life of underprivileged populations in all CPLP countries. A Protocol of Intentions with the Government of Brazil was also signed in 2010 to support cooperative actions to stimulate social and economic progress in developing countries. These Protocols have led to increased consultations on areas of mutual interest and coordination on programmatic activities in the Portuguese-speaking countries.