Conference Report - November 2012
Relatório da Conferência - Novembro 2012
Mozambique and the Nordic countries, long-term partners with over 35 years of active cooperation, have decided to share challenges and experiences on different pathways for inclusive growth in a wider forum. Mozambique is elaborating a long-term vision and strategy as it faces important opportunities and challenges through its rich assets of natural resources and the potential for developing human resources, institutions and companies. The key challenges include economic transformation, employment creation, transparency and accountability mechanisms, as well as taxation and revenue mobilisation. The Nordic countries have followed different road maps for their respective developments, but key common characteristics of what is broadly known as the Nordic Model include egalitarian welfare provision, highly organized labour movements, and political decision-making that focuses on the interest of the state/public with a balanced and rather open societal dialogue aimed at broad consensus building.
The purpose of the conference is dialogue and creation of platforms for future exchange between Mozambican institutions and the Nordic countries with regard to an agenda on inclusive growth and societal dialogue.
The conference will be organized around three themes:
• Job creation and economic transformation
• Transparency and accountability in natural resource management
• Taxation and state building
Where the first day will be based on high-level presentations, discussion and dialogue with an attempt at involving the larger audience, the second part of the conference will be based on parallel in-depth workshop sessions where the three themes will be explored.
Venue: Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo
Time: May 23-24, 2012