Women’s Intertidal Resource Management Project
The project is situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Bioclimate is the grantee and responsible for overall project management and partner coordination, the design, development and monitoring of project activities, capacity building and technical input, and the dissemination of project lessons. The lead implementing partner in Mozambique is Associação do Meio Ambiente (AMA). The project is funded by an innovation grant from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Global Poverty Action Fund, with some match funding from The Waterloo Foundation. The aim is to increase the income and savings of around 500 of the most vulnerable women across nine coastal communities. This includes setting up performance-based payments for managing inter-tidal resources – octopus, cowries, edible shells and sea cucumbers – and village savings and loans associations. The project is scheduled to run for three years to June 2016.