What is the PLCM?

The PLCM is a programme implemented by BIOFUND
as part of the MozBio 2 project
(financed by the World Bank/Mozbio/IDA during 2019-2024).
This initiative is a singular opportunity in the country to strengthen
the capacity and skills of the professionals

of the National System of Conservation Areas (SNAC)
and to shape the profile of the future conservation leaders in Mozambique.
More specifically, the PLCM seeks to cover
the following beneficiaries and the following thematic areas:

BIOFUND - Emergencia-27

To raise the leadership capacity of the professionals of the National System of Conservation Areas (SNAC)

  • Professional training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Interchanges and professional recycling

Target: approximately 400 beneficiaries, professionals of the SNAC

BIOFUND - Emergencia-28

To motivate and attract qualified young people to the conservation system

  • Scholarships (Master’s degree / professional courses)
  • Pre-professional internships
  • Pre-professional internships

Target: Approx.. 100 Beneficiaries, young higher education students

BIOFUND - Emergencia-29

Attract the public in general, and young people in particular, to the conservation community network

  • Exhibitions
  • Events to raise awareness about the importance of the Conservation of Biodiversity

Target: Approx. 30,000 people reached

Sustainability of the PLCM

This programme began in 2019 with funds
from the World Bank/Mozbio/IDA, but it intends to expand the number
of financing agencies and donors. The raising of additional funds is envisaged
within the programme components.

It is intended that this programme should be comprehensive
and effective in the long term. Capacity building and quality training imply

the commitment and involvement of large sums
(to finance travel to the areas of study or internship,
academic enrolment and tuition fees, health and travel insurance
student installation funds, purchase of books and other materials, etc.)
for medium to long term periods.

Steering Committee

With the goal of endowing the PLCM with a structure
of governance and to guarantee the legitimacy of the programme,
among its beneficiaries, financing agencies, institutions and stakeholders
involved in the programme, and the community in general,
the Programme has a Steering Committee (CD).

This body guarantees to accompany the programme
and take strategic decisions, as well as ensuring control
of the quality of the activities, results
and impacts of the programme.

The Steering Committee consists of 12 permanent members
and 4 permanent guests, involving a variety
of institutions, and seeking to guarantee
greater reach and relevance of the programme.

List of Members of the Steering Committee

  • Alexandra Jorge

Chairperson of the Steering Committee – BIOFUND

  • Valério Macandza

UEM – Eduardo Mondlane University

  • Carlos Pacheco Faria

AMOS – Mozambican Association of Safari Operators

  • Mohamed Harun

ANAC – National Administration of Conservation Areas

  • Anastácio Chembeze

IFPELAC – Alberto Cassimo Institute of Professional Training and Labour Studies
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MITESS)

  • Maurício Xerinda

IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature

  • Ivone Muocha

MCTESTP – Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher and Technico-Professional Education

  • Branquinho Manhonha

GRP – Gorongosa Restoration Project

  • Rui Monteiro

CTA – Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations

  • Alfândega Manjoro

UCM – Catholic University of Mozambique

  • Marcelino Caravela

UniLúrio – Lúrio University

  • Zélia Menete

FDC – Community Development Foundation

Permanent Guests

  • Amanda Jerneck

World Bank

  • Chloé Arzel

AFD– French Development Agency

  • Camila de Sousa

Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique

  • Madyo Couto

Coordinator of the MozBio Project

  • Bartolomeu Soto

World Bank

Our Activities

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Mozambique Programme of Conservation Leadership – PLCM

For more information read the leaflet

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