On December 1st, Gorongosa National Park and its partners gathered in Beira to discuss ideas on reducing the negative effects of climate change through the construction of resilient infrastructures in the education and health sectors throughout the Buffer Zone. Additional topics covered included were the capacity building of communities, and disaster management plans for goverenmental institutions and the Park, with technical assistance from the United Nations Program for Human Settlements (UN-Habitat Mozambique).
With more than 6000 km², the Buffer Zone of Gorongosa National Park comprises an area that crosses the districts of Nhamatanda, Dondo, Gorongosa, Muanza, Cheringoma and Maringué in Sofala province. The day long meeting took place under the “Resilient Infrastructure” Project – a sub-component of the “Gorongosa Resiliente” Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID Mozambique) and featuring the participation of around 50 representatives from government, civil society, academia and national and international cooperation partners.
Park Warden, Pedro Muagura