Canada Pledges Millions to Support Development Projects in Madagascar and Mozambique

Photo: Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development

In a bid to bolster sustainable development efforts abroad, Canada has announced a significant financial commitment to projects in Madagascar and Mozambique. The announcement follows the conclusion of a successful visit by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, to the southern African region.

During his visit to Madagascar, Minister Hussen engaged with participants of Generation Unlimited, a UNICEF initiative supported by Canada, aimed at empowering youth for employment in environmentally friendly sectors. He also held discussions with women leaders representing small and medium-sized enterprises, underlining the vital role of women in driving economic growth.

In Mozambique, Minister Hussen met with Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane and other government officials to discuss collaboration areas, including Canada’s support for peace initiatives and education programs. The visit highlighted Canada’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties and promoting gender equality in the region.

As part of the announcement, Minister Hussen unveiled a total of $65.8 million in funding for six development projects in Mozambique. These projects will focus on critical areas such as sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and education for women and girls. Recipients of the funding include prominent institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan and the World Health Organization.

The funding reflects Canada’s dedication to addressing pressing global challenges and advancing shared priorities with partner countries. Through these investments, Canada aims to make meaningful contributions to the prosperity and well-being of communities in Madagascar and Mozambique.

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