Stabilization Programme Report Quarter 3 2023 - Cabo Delgado, Mozambique


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Stabilization Programme Report Quarter 3 2023 - Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

January 18, 2024

During Quarter 3, the Stabilization Programme marked significant progress with the receipt of initial funding installments from the European Union and Japan. This financial support played a pivotal role in expanding the core activities of Infrastructure, Community Security, and Livelihood. Despite persistent security problems in the areas around the Macomia district, which slowed the progress of certain activities in this intervention zone, the rest of the actions in the other districts were able to progress normally.

Within the Community Security pillar, strategic training initiatives were implemented. An additional number of 22 Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) officers in Quissanga and Macomia underwent comprehensive training in deontology, human rights, and gender-based violence (GBV). Simultaneously, 117 members of community security councils in Palma received specialized training related to their role but also on community policing and human rights. Additionally, 40 PRM officers also received trained in the month of August. Equipment donations to improve the PRM capacity were a key focus, including the provision of additional 12 motorbikes to PRM (2 per district), 10 flat-packs for the PRM, and 4 SUV Cars allocated to the Provincial Attorney of Cabo Delgado. Infrastructure developments were notable, with advancements in the PRM Command of Mocimboa da Praia and ongoing civil registry building and community courts construction in Palma.

Within the Livelihood pillar, the impact of Cash For Work initiatives extended to approximately 1200 individuals, reaching a cumulative total of 4451 participants. Simultaneously, training initiatives in Agriculture and Livestock management engaged 172 youth in Palma and Mocimboa da Praia, with a target to train 500 youth by the end of 2024. Upcoming initiatives involve completing tenders for 1000 fishing sets and agricultural kits, which will be distributed to trained youth, enabling them to kick-start their own businesses. 

Within Rehabilitation of Public infrastructure and Access to Basic Services, interventions are progressing well, with seven projects in Mocimboa da Praia currently out to tender and a further three to be launched in the coming months. However, coordination problems have been observed, with some overlaps reported requiring the intervention of provincial authorities. Despite these difficulties, the progress achieved during this period underscores the stabilization project’s commitment to addressing immediate needs in connection with Cabo Delgado’s reconstruction plan.