Mozambique

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Associate Professor, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)
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Salomão Bandeira holds a PhD from Gothenburg University (Sweden), currently Associate Professor at UEM, Mozambique and was visiting to University of Cape Verde PhD program (2014-2017).

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Maputo Bay, situated in the southern part of the country, encompasses the coastal regions of Maputo and Matola, forming the largest metropolitan area in the country with a major commercial port. The bay is home to diverse coastal and marine ecosystems, including mangroves, seaweed banks, coral reefs, and dune forests. These ecosystems face significant urban and industrial influences. Fishing plays a crucial role in the bay's economy, with resources like shrimp, pelagic fish, and demersal rock fish supporting small-scale fishers.
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Program Director - Ecosystems and Biodiversity - Centro Terra Viva - Estudos e Advocacia Ambiental Maputo - Mozambique
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Marine Biologist with a wide range of interests and experience, which includes MPAs management and governance, marine recreational activities and their management (fishing, diving), marine turtle conservation, coral and reef fish monitoring and research.

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The Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries is the central organ of the Mozambican Government that, in defining the principles, objectives, priorities and tasks defined by the Government, directs, coordinates, organizes and ensures the implementation of  the policies, strategies and business plans in the sea ​​areas, inland waters and fisheries.

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Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management
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Senior Expert for Operational Hydrology and Water Allocation Training holding a Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering (2008), a Master degree in Engineering Hydrology (1998) as well as a Honours diploma in Civil Engineering (1995) with more than 20 years of professional experience in national/international, partly IFI-funded projects in the water sector in Mozambique and in many SADC countries for lecturing (university level) and training (project

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The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. Located in Maputo, with student population of about 40,000 (of which around 3,300 are pursuing postgraduate courses), the UEM is a multidisciplinary institution for the training of professionals of higher education, research, extension and mastery and cultivation of human knowledge.

 

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Mangroves are important ecosystems for communities in coastal Mozambique through the various goods and services they provide including food, fuelwood, coastal protection, and temperature regulation, among others. These important ecosystems are however threatened by anthropogenic activities such as over-harvesting, coastal development and conversion of mangrove areas for urban development.

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Over the past 15 years, economic growth in several areas in Mozambique has been increasingly relying on the extractive sector with minimal translation of such growth to an equivalent increase in living standards. Most of the rural population thus remains highly dependent on natural resources and their associated ecosystem services for which rainfall and river flows are key drivers.

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Environmental Engineer
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I am passionate about the sea. My main area of expertise is Environment .