Mozambique

Situated on the South-East cost of Africa, Mozambique obtained its National Independence in 1975. Since then the country has gone trhough difficult paths defending its sovereignty, the fundamental rights of the citizens while affirming its unity and national identity and promoting the development of its people.

Upon introducing various plans after its national independence, in April of 2004, the country elaborated a guide called Agenda 2025 for its general development until the year 2025. This agenda offers a single opportunity without precedents for mozambicans to live in peace, harmony and solidarity and celebrate with optimism in 2025 the fifty years of existence as a country with continual economic and social progress.

The Agenda 2025 is a pioneering initiative in which a group of citizens representing various sectors of the society elaboreted, independently, politically impartially and professionaly, a document of great significance for what is expected to serve as a reference for citizens, governors, professionals, several civil organisations, all in all for the whole nation and for the cooperation parners.

The Agenda 2025 counted on the participation, inclusion and continual dialogue of the mozambican citizens in search of consensus on the major challenges of the nation. Beeing so it was possible to identify the aspirations of all mozambicans regarding the future of the country which in essence are oriented towards seeking solutions and options to fight poverty, misery, illiteracy, economic backwardness and ensure sustainable economic development.

"Each people has a right and an obligation to foresee a future integrating their expectations and dreams. This is what Mozambicans did trhoughout the Agenda 2025 preparation process. Thus farmers, labourers, students, children, women, the youth and the elderly, scholars, experts, officials, clergymen, and other citizens expressed their ideas and suggested solutions.

"To each and all mozambicans, and in particular to the young and future generations, we lay down the challenge of using the Agenda 2025 in a creative and innovative manner, working harder and better, so that by the 50th anniversary of the National Independence, Mozambique has changed into an enterprising and successfull country, to achieve a desired average-level development.

The study and analysis of the Agenda 2025 focused on four aspects:
- human capital (general and vocational academic formation and the health of formed people);
- social capital (the diversity of the mozambican society and its values);
- economy and development (natural and human resources and development strategies);
- governance (continual improvment of the quality of governance).

(Source: This text contains adaptations and extracts from the Preface of the Committee of Counsellors of Agenda 2025)