15 young Mozambicans benefit from scholarships for masters’ degrees through the Mozambique Programme for Conservation Leadership

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The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), through the Mozambique Programme for Conservation Leadership (PLCM), will finance 15 scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year.

This is a programme of scholarships for the level of master’s degree, which intends to encourage the training of young students in areas of interest for the Conservation sector, through covering the costs of training and scientific research in the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering (FAEF) of the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources (FEARN) of the Zambezi University (UNIZAMBEZE) and the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FCN) of the Lúrio University (UNILÚRIO). The PLCM has allocated five scholarships to each university.

The scholarships are for the Master’s courses in the Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, Rural Development, Territorial Planning and the Conservation of Biodiversity, Environmental Management and Water Resources, Applied Ecology and the Management of Organisations and Corporate Responsibility. The scholarships are for recently trained young people, aged between 23 and 27 (including four girls) from the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Zambézia, Manica, Nampula and Cabo Delgado. These young people were selected through rigorous criteria after applying via a public tender launched by the PLCM in November 2020.

The PLCM is a programme of BIOFUND financed by the Mozbio2 project (World Bank), which seeks, among other objectives, to motivate and attract young people to conservation. To this end, the PLCM has created three programmes:

  1. Programme of Research Subventions;
  2. Programme of Pre-professional Internships, and;
  3. Scholarship programme.

To learn more about the opportunities and results of the PLCM, click here.