HORIZONT3000 has a historical linkage to Mozambique through development projects of its predecessor organisation IIZ (Institut für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) dating back to the 1980’s and to the period after the Mozambican civil war. The Technical Assistance Programme of HORIZONT3000 started in the year 2000.
The regional focus of the HORIZONT3000 Technical Assistance Program in Mozambique is the province Sofala. It is expected that additional assignments will be implemented in the Manica province.
* Rural Development and Natural Resource Management
The focus lies on sensitization and the dissemination of technologies for sustainable agriculture, adapted to the local context and protecting natural resources.
In recent years HORIZONT3000 has cooperated with institutions in tertiary and vocational education and strengthened ICT capacities in rural schools.
Areas of intervention and beneficiaries
HORIZONT3000 has the objective to foster capacity building, knowledge management and transfer. It tries to link up with the ADC-program in Sofala, and to broaden and deepen the exchange with public institutions and research centres, which are working in the area of rural development and natural resource management. In addition to the Technical Assistance Program, HORIZONT3000 also started co-operation in financing projects in the rural development area, complementing its member organisation KMB (Sei So Frei).
The target groups in the Technical Assistance Program comprise mainly staff of local NGOs and schools. These persons act as multipliers, sharing the knowledge imparted by the Technical Advisors. HORIZONT3000 works with key personnel in the areas of planning, monitoring and evaluation, financial and general management and administration, communication and counselling.
Concerning the Education sector the main target groups and counterparts are administrative, management and teaching staff of universities as well as of vocational and secondary institutions, who constitute crucial actors in raising the level of education. Indirect target groups and final beneficiaries are underprivileged groups, including students in rural areas, vulnerable women and children, rural communities and agricultural producers, and other socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, regardless of their cultural, ethnical and religious affiliation.