RKK delegation on a visit to Mozambique
Photo: Visit at PIREP
A delegation from RKK visited Maputo in Mozambique first week in February on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in Norway. The purpose of the visit was a survey of infrastructure, and the need for vocational training in the oil and gas sector in the country. The delegation consisted of Ole Imsland and Silje Bolset office in Stavanger and Carl Williams from RKK Namibia's office.
A number of institutions and authorities were visited. PIREP is responsible for reforms in vocational education, and gave an introduction to the reform process that has started. Ministry of Education's vocational education department presented the overall structure in general and in particular the energy sector.
Photo: Meeting with Ministry of Education
The need for education in the oil sector was also thoroughly discussed with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and INP.
Photo: Meeting with Ministry of Minerals and INP
There were also visits to vocational schools and teacher training institution.
RKK also organized a one-day seminar for all constituents in which the Norwegian experiences in capacity-building for the oil sector was discussed, and how these experiences can be utilized in Mozambique.
The visit ended with a meeting with experts at the Norwegian Embassy in Maputo.
Information about Mozambique:
The Republic of Mozambique or Moçambique (Portuguese: República de Moçambique) is a country in southeastern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa and Swaziland to the southwest, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi to the west and Tanzania to the north. Mozambique has a land area about 2.5 times bigger than that of Norway.
More than 75% of the population are engaged in small-scale farming, which still suffers from lack of infrastructure, commercial networks and investment. Approximately 88% of Mozambique’s arable land remains uncultivated.
The capital is Maputo and the official language is Portuguese. The country has a population of 21 million.