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President of the Republic Heads Regional Conference on Forest Ecosystem Management in Miombo

President of the Republic Heads Regional Conference on Forest Ecosystem Management in Miombo

The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, is leading today, August 5, in Maputo, the regional conference on management of miombo forest ecosystems, a meeting that will be attended by his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and other members of regional governments.

“At the session, the Maputo Declaration will be adopted, which will express the Governments’ will to ensure a transparent, inclusive and responsible management of the miombo forest in the southern African region, in order to optimize its contribution to the management of the Zambezi valley basin,” says a note from the Presidency of the Republic.

Besides the two heads of state, the meeting in the Mozambican capital will be attended by the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Elias Magosi, as well as ministers of Environment, Natural Resources and Forestry from Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, Republic of Congo and South Africa.

The conference, which started yesterday, Thursday, aims to discuss the current conditions of miombo woodlands in the region, defining joint strategies for their protection.

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The objective of the meeting focuses on biodiversity conservation and mitigation of the impact of climate change on miombo woodland ecosystems, by increasing the capacity to manage natural resources and introduce innovative methods among the countries of the region.

The meeting, which is also being held in virtual format, also includes members of the governments of Namibia, Malawi and Tanzania, as well as academics and civil society organizations.

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