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1 1 UN-Habitat Development Partners Meeting Work at Country Level Experiences Gained to Date in Mozambique Seville, October 2008 Jaime Comiche, Habitat Programme Manager for Mozambique

2 Work at Country Level - summary: Main challenges Main challenges Participation (processes and WGs)Participation (processes and WGs) Portfolio evolutionPortfolio evolution The way forward The way forward 07:562

3 Main challenges at country level: High demanding coordination mechanisms entailing (UN, GoM and Donor) regular work groups and task force meetings; High demanding coordination mechanisms entailing (UN, GoM and Donor) regular work groups and task force meetings; Multiple Governmental counterparts for urban development (MICOA, MOPH and MAE) with limited capacity and motivation; Multiple Governmental counterparts for urban development (MICOA, MOPH and MAE) with limited capacity and motivation; UNDAF and the UNCT are still very rural development oriented UNDAF and the UNCT are still very rural development oriented ( e.g. geographical sites for implementing UNDAF are in areas of low urbanization, the same applies for DaO UN Joint Programmes including the Spanish MDG-F for environment) 3 07:56

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7 Main challenges at country level (cont): Limited permanent staff (HPM and CTA); excessive accumulation of portfolios and tasks; Limited permanent staff (HPM and CTA); excessive accumulation of portfolios and tasks; Current lack of focus combined with limited human resources is not sustainable in the long run. Current lack of focus combined with limited human resources is not sustainable in the long run. 7 07:56

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11 The way forward: Enhancing human resources and technical capacity for successful programme implementation. UN-HABITAT visibility and credibility may become at stake if this concern is not addressed carefuly; Enhancing human resources and technical capacity for successful programme implementation. UN-HABITAT visibility and credibility may become at stake if this concern is not addressed carefuly; Increase focus reducing scattered project implementation and addressing UN-HABITAT mandate issues that coincide with Government priorities and R.O.A.A.S.’s (e.g. training and capacity building of municipal leaders and staff and support to provision of basic infrastructure and pro-poor housing); Increase focus reducing scattered project implementation and addressing UN-HABITAT mandate issues that coincide with Government priorities and R.O.A.A.S.’s (e.g. training and capacity building of municipal leaders and staff and support to provision of basic infrastructure and pro-poor housing); Successful HCPD delivery, ensuring that this instrument that results from a participatory process will not defeat expectations by lack of adequate funding. Successful HCPD delivery, ensuring that this instrument that results from a participatory process will not defeat expectations by lack of adequate funding. 1107:56

12 12 Thank You


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