Mozambique gender and land project evaluation

FAO, Mozambique

In 2001, with support from the Netherlands, FAO initiated a program with the Juridical and Judicial Training Centre (CFJJ) of the Ministry of Justice in Mozambique, which had been established to train judges and prosecutors. Working with the judiciary is recognised as a key element in ensuring the correct and effective implementation of land and natural resources legislation. The training went on to target a range of actors, in local government and civil society, and at community level. The programme aimed at legally empowering local people and building capacity at local government level through paralegal training courses. The course promoted a model of participatory rural development predicated upon a respect for rights and principles of equality, including gender, and in 2010 a Gender and Land Programme was established to more directly address the role of women in these processes.

Mokoro Principal Consultants, Martin Adams and Elizabeth Daley, under took a Mid-term Review assessing the relevance of the project and its activities in the current context of equitable and sustainable development, especially in support of more gender-equitable access to land and natural resources in Mozambique. The evaluation particularly focused on capacity building of partner organisations and provided recommendations for future action.

The people behind the project

Project leader: Martin Adams

Principal Consultant