Krisen i Mosambik
What is going on?
An event about the situation in Mozambique in cooperation with Adriano Nuvunga from the Maputo-based anti-corruption organization Center for Public Integrity, Tax Justice Network Norway, Transparency International Norway and SLUG.
Mozambique is at one of its most critical moments since the end of the civil war in 1992. The government has borrowed massively both internationally and domestically, and this includes three secret loans amounting to $2bn between 2013 and 2014. This has led to several major donors, like IMF and the World Bank, suspending aid, while the government is unable to repay the loans.
This scandal has seriously damaged Mozambique’s economy, which was already affected by the collapse in commodity prices. How did this happen? What is the situation in the country now? What is Norway’s role and what are the implications for continued Norwegian activity in the country?
In the panel:
Adriano Nuvunga, the executive director of the Maputo-based anti-corruption organization Center for Public Integrity (CIP). He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Eduardo Mondlane University.
Aslak Orre, senior researcher at Christian Michelsens Institutt (CMI). Expert on Mozambique, with key competence on corruption and anti-corruption.
Gro Skaaren-Fystro, special advisor at Transparency International (TI). Works on corruption both nationally and internationally.
Helge Rønning, professor emeritus at the University of Oslo. Worked both in and on Mozambique for numerous years.
Moderator for the evening is Nina Bull Jørgensen, journalist for Bistandsaktuelt with a special interest in Mozambique.