Importance of Natural Resources

Smart ecosystem for technology and knowledge growth in manufacturing in Mozambique (Lucia Ginger)

The main challenge in Mozambique is to develop
an education environment where the schools and universities educate youth in order to
create a highly skilled workforce to participate in the New Production Revolution in the strategic development areas (social and economic) identified by the Government
of Mozambique. These include: education, health, agriculture,
energy, tourism, infrastructure, and natural resources. The current situation of the country is characterized
by: educational system not aligned with NPR concepts;
unskilled labor and not ready to participate in NPR based industries;
introduction of NPR based industries in sectors such as energy, agriculture (agri-business),
petroleum and gas; fewer job opportunities in the NPR based industries
for youth. The main project objectives are three. First, to expand Internet access throughout
the country. Second, to Disseminate messages, raise awareness
and educate talents and professionals on technological global trends, digital skills and ecological
sustainability practices, increasing their employment opportunities in agricultural,
mining and manufacturing and increasing their competitiveness in the future labor market. And, the last one, to promote inclusive development
using innovative transfer methods of knowledge and collaboration, through online lessons
and workshops with physical participation. The project is to be implemented in four provinces
Tete, Cabo Delgado, Inhambane, Maputo. The project will explore the emerging technologies,
in particular the Internet and other digital technologies, and their application and use
in education and training on NPR issues relevant to the social and economic development areas
defined by the Government. The examples of the project outcomes are:
the awareness and dissemination of NPR concepts among government entities, development partners
and NGOs; the strengthening of the quality of education
by focused use of ICT based platforms to improve teaching, learning and student achievement;
the enablement of the secondary schools, technical and vocational education as well as higher
education levels to deliver NPR contents by the focused use of electronic platforms, such
as MOOCs. The promotion of Mozambicans talents technically prepared to become one modern highly skilled workforce. The framework of MoRENet, which is supported
by the Mozambican government, can be considered an opportunity for further development, acknowledging
the role of ICT platforms as relevant mean to create qualified workforce thereby promoting
knowledge growth. Many secondary schools, TVET institutions,
health centers, community centers and higher education institutions in the selected areas
of Mozambique do face significant challenges to access and use the Internet and other digital
technologies as tools to contribute in improving the education and training of skilled workforce
needed to accelerate economic and social growth of the country. This project will open the opportunity for
the youth and other segments of the population to enjoy the benefits offered by the digital
technologies, digital content and other eServices available on the Internet and critical for
the provision of quality education and to address inequalities (gender and geographical). The project will contribute in creating conditions
for local content development and for the adaptation of the content available in international
platforms to address the specific needs of the community and institutions to be part
of this project. The project will not only disseminate and
promote the NPR in the country, but will also showcase, in pilot projects, the digital transformation
potential of smart ecosystems designed to support technology and knowledge growth, by
contributing in strengthening the quality of education, specially in higher, technical
and vocational education subsistemas, by focused use of ICT based platform to improve teaching and learning processes for improving student achievement.

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