Dutch support for higher education

The Netherlands through the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Creation in Higher Education, is donating 13 million Euros (472.5 million meticais) over the period 2009 – 2015 to support higher education, as well as capacity building in Food and Nutrition, Health (SRHR) and water and sanitation management in Mozambique.

In an agreement signed on Monday in Maputo by the Mozambican Deputy Minister of Education, Arlindo Chilundo, and the head of development and cooperation at the Dutch Embassy, Jan Huesken, this commitment was reconfirmed and its focus slightly adapted according to policy developments in the Netherlands and Mozambique.

According to Huesken, Mozambique is going through a very important period, particularly with the development of the natural resources sector. He said that the Netherlands wants to contribute to training Mozambicans who can manage programmes and take leadership in the development of the country.

Deputy Minister Chilundo said that staff will benefit from technical and professional training at the level of masters or doctorates in the area of agriculture and water.

Support will also be given to the Mozambican government to improve its strategy for financing higher education.

Post published in: Africa News

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