The government of Mozambique plans to rebuild infrastructure in Cabo Delgado province where 3 300 people have been killed and 800 000 displaced by a violent insurgency that started in 2017. The World Bank has pledged an initial US$300 million for health and education infrastructure and economic opportunities for the region’s inhabitants.
But civil society organisations have questioned the reconstruction plan’s centralised model, which might perpetuate the inequalities that are driving the insurgency. How can interventions be better developed to ensure sustainable and peaceful solutions to the crisis?
Chair: Ottilia Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS
Tomás Queface, Security Analyst, Cabo Ligado Project, Mozambique
Prof Armindo Ngunga, Integrated Development Agency for the North, Pemba
Dr Joseph Hanlon, Mozambique expert and Senior Lecturer, the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK