Published: 22 November 2018
Last edited: 21 December 2020

AFSD has been collaborating with many partners in Southern Africa and at the international level testing and implementing frameworks and strategies aimed at public understanding of the socio-economic and environmental consequences of POPS if not well managed. Innovative new approaches are needed to strengthen Mozambique’s implementation of the Stockholm Convention in a sustainable and integrated way.


Alliance and partnership development
Scale of implementation

Enabling factors

  • A desire by AFSD and partners to combine their expertise, knowledge, local and international networks and resources to enhance the sustainable delivery and impact of initiatives at the community level, with special attention to the elderly, women, disabled and unemployed youth.


  • The initiative is guided by the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the GEF Strategy and the National Development Plans (NDPs) of partners’ respective countries.

Lessons learned

Experience so far has shown the importance of:


  • GEF Extended Constituency Workshops facilitating the process of building, structuring and strengthening the regional network;


  • A network of professionals that collaborate and support each other;


  • A vibrant WhatsApp group that acts as a ‘live’ communication channel across the region and a free flow of knowledge via several platforms such as Skype and DropBox;


  • Awareness and exchange of funding opportunities;


  • Where appropriate, collaboration to compile and submit regional proposals;


  • Support for delegates attending local, regional and international conferences and events, with a view to strengthening capacity in the region.


The need to develop a communication strategy at both national and regional level.

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