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  • The Chopi Timbila

Mozambique joined UNESCO on 11 October 1976. The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Harare and hosts a National UNESCO Office in Maputo.

The country participates in UNESCO’s three core Education for All initiatives: Teacher Training in sub-Saharan Africa (TTISSA), EDUCAIDS and the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE).

Among ongoing natural sciences activities, Mozambique is involved in a Sustainable Development of Coasts and Small Islands (CSI) project. It aims to improve the welfare of regional communities while preserving the area’s ecology.

Mozambique has one cultural site – the Island of Mozambique – on the World Heritage List. It participates in World Heritage Centre meetings on issues regarding Africa.

The Chopi Timbila traditional musical expression and the Gule Wamkulu dance and music (presented with Malawi and Zambia) are listed as masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The country’s 10-Year Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation launched in 2006 gives priority to expanding community multimedia centres.

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