Focus

Waza focuses on infrastructure, namely transport and logistics, power, water as well as land management issues. The platform intends to provide critical analysis and constructive recommendation aimed at the provision of more efficient services, focusing on a sound management of the existing assets, strong governance in running operations, and strategic planning of new infrastructure.

Transport and Logistics

Waza is advocating a privileged place for transportation and logistics because of their importance and critical roles throughout the economy, for a “big push” over relatively short time frame that will significantly upgrade and even transform mobility, connectivity, and accessibility for Mozambique’s widespread population and producers, as well as providing efficient transit services for the interior countries.

To accomplish this we are proposing a paradigm shift in the way in which transportation and logistics are perceived, financed, managed and operated. Fundamentally, we see transportation and logistics as a leading sector, which should be developed proactively and not reactively, focusing on mobility and transportation services rather than narrowly on investment in infrastructure.

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Energy and natural resources

Mozambique’s Constitution covers key mandates for the energy sector, including oil and gas exploration and exploitation, which have an impact on all sector policies and regulations.  One of the most important provisions is the Article 98 (“State Property and Public Domain”), which states that natural resources in the soil and the subsoil, in inland waters, in the territorial sea, on the continental shelf and in the exclusive economic zone, shall be the property of the State.  The law regulates the regime of property in the public domain, its management and preservation, and aims at separating the public domains of the State from these of local authorities and communities, with due respect to the principles of imprescriptibility and immunity from seizure.

Access to natural resources and its sustainable management plays a central role for intragenerational and intergenerational equity and are key to Mozambique social, economic, political stability and ecological sustainability.

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Land and Applied Governance

Good governance, transparent and closer to citizens, contributes to more effective institutions and policies, and to promote social justice and transformational development of the whole society.
Waza studies on the one hand the regulatory and policy framework that allows good governance to be implemented in a sustainable way, while promoting the tools and processes that ensure its practical implementation. Waza members will refer to them as “applied governance”. Access to justice, land – urban and rural – management , the ecologically and socially sustainable structural development of a transformational national content, management of rural areas, or planning of peri-urban and industrial zones, are some of the topics that Waza members will address through this cross-sectorial notion.
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