16 January 2024

Access to inclusive social protection and lives free from poverty

UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen social protection systems, focusing on programming that is child sensitive, inclusive, and shock responsive. Special emphasis is also placed on advancing equitable, efficient, effective and sustainable public spending in all social sectors, and generation of disaggregated data to…, THE CHALLENGES, High prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty: The latest available data on poverty show high prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty, with 45.5 per cent of children experiencing monetary poverty and being deprived across at least two dimensions (such as education, health, nutrition, housing, etc.) Wide structural and…, Story: Cash and care for every child – the golden recipe?, Dinheiro e cuidados para cada criança - a receita de ouro? Mozambique’s Child Grant, targeting children aged 0-2 years, is showcasing how cash transfers, in combination with nutrition information and case management services, not only reduce poverty, but also improve child well-being on several levels within the critical first 1,000 days’ window…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, É necessário investir no reforço e na expansão dos sistemas nacionais, apoiando simultaneamente a aplicação de abordagens sensíveis às necessidades das crianças, inclusivas e sensíveis aos choques, para reduzir a vulnerabilidade multidimensional e a pobreza infantil. Investment is needed to reinforce and expand national systems, while supporting…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, O UNICEF trabalha para reforçar os sistemas de protecção social, centrando-se numa programação sensível às crianças e na capacidade de resposta a choques. UNICEF works to strengthen social protection systems by focusing on child-sensitive programming and shock responsiveness. With support from partners, UNICEF prioritizes: Supporting the expansion…
19 May 2021

National Forum on Children - Webinar

Session 1.1: Prospect for children in the COVID-19 pandemic context – global, regional and national outlook, Click on the titles to download the presentations Prospects for Children: A Global Outlook through 2025 Prospects for Children: A Global Outlook through 2025 From Crisis to Catastrophe: the trajectory of Mozambique’s children in the absence of big policy and funding changes From Crisis to Catastrophe: the trajectory of Mozambique’s children in the…, Session 1.2: COVID-19 impact on households and families. Policy options, Click on the titles to download the presentations Vidas jovens, interrompidas: Efeitos a curto prazo da pandemia de Covid-19 nos adolescentes na Etiópia, Índia, Perú e Vietname Young Lives Interrupted: Short-Term Effects Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Adolescents In Ethiopia, India, Peru And Vietnam A Aprendizagem das crianças e o bem-estar das…, Session 2.1: Challenges and opportunities of the youth bulge, Click on the titles to download the presentations Lessons learnt in the operationalization of the Demographic Dividend in ESAR Lessons learnt in the operationalization of the Demographic Dividend in ESAR Resposta de Politicas para a assegurar a oportunidade de realização do Dividendo Demográfico - O que esta a ser feito? Resposta de Politicas para…, Session 2.2: Innovative solutions to mitigate risks and accelerate progress for children and youth, Click on the titles to download the presentations The “leapfrogs” that can transform learning in Eastern and Southern Africa The “leapfrogs” that can transform learning in Eastern and Southern Africa A utilização de drones na resposta de emergência em Moçambique The use of drones in emergency response in Mozambique Uma infraestrutura móvel digital…, Session 2.3: Children’s rights and the business sector, Click on the titles to download the presentations Uma visão geral do cenário empresarial em Moçambique: O que pode o sector privado fazer para proteger e respeitar os direitos das crianças? An overview of the business landscape in Mozambique: What could the private sector do to protect and respect children’s rights? Os Direitos das Crianças e as…, Session 3.1: Climate change, resilience, and sustainability, Click on the titles to download the presentations A Crise Climática e as suas implicações para as crianças na África Oriental e Austral The Climate Crisis and its implications for children in Eastern and southern Africa region Mudanças climáticas em Moçambique – Adaptações possíveis das políticas no contexto da crise global Climate change in…, Session 3.2: Impact of Conflict on Children and collective pathways to resilient communities, Click on the titles to download the presentations The Global Situation of Children and Armed Conflict The Global Situation of Children and Armed Conflict Violência militar – impactos sobre crianças em Moçambique The psycho-traumatological impact on children and adolescents and reflections on possibilities for prevention, rehabilitation and therapy…
05 April 2021

National Forum on Children - Bios

Session 1.1: Prospect for children in the COVID-19 pandemic context – global, regional and national outlook, Laurence Chandy was appointed as UNICEF’s first Director of the Office of Global Insight and Policy in August 2019. He previously served as UNICEF’s Director of Data, Research and Policy, a position he held from 2017. Mr. Chandy came to UNICEF from the Brookings Institution where for 7 years he was a Fellow in the Global Economy and Development…, Session 1.2: COVID-19 impact on households and families. Policy options, Andy McKay joined as Director of the Young Lives research programme in July 2020 having previously been Professor of Development Economics at the University of Sussex.  In recent years he has led or co-led two research projects looking at female labour issues, including an IDRC/DFID/Hewlett funded project on School to Work transition in six sub-…, Session 2.1: Challenges and opportunities of the youth bulge, Angela Baschieri is the Population Dynamics Policy Adviser at UNFPA Regional Office based in Johannesburg. She supports the delivery of evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue/advice in the area of population dynamics and its developmental implications in the East and Southern Africa Region. She is an economic demographer, international…, Session 2.2: Innovative solutions to mitigate risks and accelerate progress for children and youth, Shiraz Chakera is the Education Specialist focused on quality education and learning in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). Shiraz Chakera has nearly twenty years of experience working to improve education systems working in the UK, his home country, India, Botswana and now working across the Eastern and Southern Africa region…, Session 2.3: Children’s rights and the business sector, Fernando Casado Cañeque is the founder and director of GlobalCAD, bringing together +20 years’ experience working with international organizations in the development field. He is a Ph.D. economist and journalist specialized in projects related to economic and sustainable development. He has worked as strategic advisor to a variety of international…, Session 3.1: Climate change, resilience, and sustainability, Samuel is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a PhD and MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering from Loughborough University, UK and two bachelor’s degrees in Engineering (BEng) and International Development (BA) from the UK. He has 23 years of professional experience in the Water,  Sanitation, Climate, Environment and Energy Sector which includes…, Session 3.2: Impact of Conflict on Children and collective pathways to resilient communities, Tasha Gill is the Senior Adviser for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action at UNICEF Headquarters. She has more than 20 years of experience as a child protection and humanitarian expert for UNICEF, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the U.S. Government. Prior to this role, Tasha Gill was a Humanitarian Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the United…
05 April 2021

National Forum on Children - Programme

The National Forum is organised by UNICEF in collaboration with partners. The two-day forum will consist of plenary sessions highlighted by expert presentations and facilitated debates. The opening session will focus on the key issues and policy dilemmas related to the fulfilment of child’s rights in Mozambique in the context of global and…, Session 1.1, Fórum Nacional da Criança - Perspectivas para o futuro num contexto desafiante Session 1.1: Prospect for children in the COVID-19 pandemic context – global, regional and national outlook Day 1 – Monday, 19 de April, 2021 | 14:15 – 15:45, Session 1.2, National Forum on Children 2021 Mozambique Session 1.2: COVID-19 impact on households and families. Policy options Day 1 – Monday, 19 de April, 2021 | 16:00 – 17:30h   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about the biggest disruption to progress for children around the world in modern history. It has resulted in the largest increase in extreme…, Session 2.1, Session 2.1: Challenges and opportunities of the youth bulge Session 2.1: Challenges and opportunities of the youth bulge Day 2. Tuesday, 20 de April, 2021 | 9:05-10:30h   There are over 14 million children aged 0-17 years in Mozambique, accounting for 51 per cent of the total population (2017 Census). Mozambique’s young population results in an…, Session 2.2, Session 2.2: Innovative solutions to mitigate risks and accelerate progress for children and youth  Session 2.2: Innovative solutions to mitigate risks and accelerate progress for children and youth  Day 2. Tuesday, 20 de April, 2021 | 10:45 -12:15h   The COVID-19 legacy will shape health, education and labour market prospects of Mozambican…, Session 2.3, Session 2.3: Children’s rights and the business sector Session 2.3: Children’s rights and the business sector Day 2. Tuesday, 20 de April, 2021 |  14:00-15:30h   There are limited opportunities for youth employment In Mozambique beyond the agriculture and domestic labour sectors, and even less so for girls. Less than 50 per cent of the workforce…, Session 3.1, Session 3.1: Climate change, resilience, and sustainability Session 3.1: Climate change, resilience, and sustainability Day 3: Wednesday, 21 de April, 2021 | 13:35 – 15:00h   The geographical location and long coastline of Mozambique render large parts of the country vulnerable to the recurring effects of cyclones, droughts, floods, and related…, Session 3.2, Session 3.2: Impact of Conflict on Children and collective pathways to resilient communities Session 3.2: Impact of Conflict on Children and collective pathways to resilient communities Day 3: Wednesday, 21 de April, 2021 | 15:30 – 17:00h   The intensifying and complex armed conflict in Cabo Delgado is inflicting terrible toll on children. While…