Market study & SME certification
The market study carried out with the objective of establishing the status of the supply side by the Mozambique LNG Project made it possible to identify the three critical sectors that could stimulate the local economy and all value chains, namely, Civil and Construction, Transport and Logistics, and General Services.
The study also allowed for the establishment of an updated database of 1137 companies, the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the ecosystems of the main actors in each of the sectors and mapping of the main sources of demand and supply in the province, within the three mentioned sectors.
CapacitaMoz is a platform that the Mozambique LNG Project has created to house all capacity building initiatives. Within it is a program to support national SMEs in the process of preparing and obtaining the ISO 9001 International Certification 20 (twenty) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) were selected to proceed to the Audit Phase conducted by the National Institute for Standardization and Quality (INNOQ).
The Audit Phase for Certification started in December 2021, and after two audit phases conducted by INNOQ over a period of 6 months, 11 (eleven) companies were approved for certification. These qualifying SMEs participated in the official ceremony where certificates were presented, during the Meeting with Business Associations, organized by TEPMA1 in Pemba.
The certified SMEs were drawn from sectors such as Service Provision, Construction, Electrical Services, Production, Procurement and Tailored Brokerage and will benefit from a 2-year follow-up for the renewal of the Certification.
TEPMA1 and Instituto de Formação Profissional e Estudos Alberto Cassimo (IFPELAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 12th of February 2022 to train 2500 young Mozambicans from Cabo Delgado over a period of five (5) years.
The first phase commenced with 120 trainees enrolled for vocational training in Pemba, where 50% of the trainees were women. The training areas were Locksmithing, Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, Bricklayer and Electricity Installation. The training resulted in 118 graduates. The graduation ceremony included the provision of employment kits that correspond to the specialization of each trainee.