Research Institutes in Mozambique
There are several higher education institutions and independent research institutes in Mozambique involved in undertaking research across many disciplines. FAO Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP-Forests), in partnership with the National Directorate of Conservation Areas (DNAC) of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), undertakes research to advance sustainable development in forestation and conservation in its relationship to tourism. The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) included Mozambique in its Acacia Programme, which researches and identifies the most appropriate technologies and methodologies for local use, as well as the promotion of access to ICT in rural areas via telecentres. The ACA2K project, supported by the IDRC, as well as South Africa’s Shuttleworth Foundation and South Africa’s LINK Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, undertakes various research initiatives. It has also made funds available to Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) for research into access to knowledge in relation to the copyright environment in Mozambique.