Mozambique - U.S. Legislative Program: A Partnership


Program Overview

NCSL’s three-year program in Mozambique, funded through the U.S. Department of State, is a partnership with the Assembly of the Republic (AR) designed to provide training to strengthen the Assembly as a whole through workshops for both Members of Parliament (MPs) and legislative staff. The program was established to provide workshops on a variety of legislative topics including constituent outreach, media relations, legislative transparency, intergovernmental relations, the empowerment of women legislators, and anti-corruption and ethical governance practice. The program provides participants with the unique opportunity to meet their U.S. counterparts to further dialogue, promote understanding, and build a lasting partnership between the two countries.

The program began in 2010 with an initial assessment and rountable discussion. Following the initial assessment and roundtable discussions, NCSL has facilitated three staff workshops focused on human resources, effective training programs, member/staff relations and effective leadership and two Member workshops focused primarily on effective leadership skills and ethics.The goal of each workshop session is to offer a platform for US legislators and legislative staff and their counterparts in Mozambique to share experiences and exchange best practices as well as provide unique networking opportunities. The program is designed to establish long lasting relationships with all participants. 

To Learn More

If you would like to learn more about NCSL's work in Mozambique and throughout the world, please contact Courtney Bjorgaard, staff coordinator, NCSL International Programs.