Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity


IGM researchers contribute to IESE-CESC conference on extractive industries

On 3 August 2021, various IGM researchers participate in the IESE-CESC conference ‘Extractive industries in Mozambique: Challenges, successes and perspectives: Rethinking the extractive industries in Mozambique in the 21st century’, held online on 3-4 August 2021.

The first conference panel ‘Challenges of natural resources to the structural transformation and development of Mozambique’ will feature Finn Tarp, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen, who will be sharing insights from the recently published book Mining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa (2020) by focusing on the Mozambique-related studies.

The same panel will include Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, and author of various extractive industries-related studies produced under the IGM programme. He will be speaking about the implications of the ‘net zero’ objective for Mozambique.

The second conference panel ‘Sociodemographic impacts of mining’ will focus on the implications of mining for women and children in Mozambique. It will include the presentation of Jorge Mouco, IGM Research Assistant and co-author of a recently published WIDER Working Paper ‘The socioeconomic impact of coal mining in Mozambique’. Written together with Eva-Maria Egger, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, and Michael Keller, UCPH-DERG Research Fellow, the paper assesses the impact of four coal mines in Mozambique on the socioeconomic outcomes of the local population.

The IESE-CESC conference will provide an important forum to discuss the extractive industries-related research results of the IGM programme with a wider academic audience in Mozambique.