We’re working with 15 communities in Mozambique to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Tropical cyclones have been recognised as the priority threat to deal with
  • There is limited inclusion of communities most at risk in the assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of risk reduction activities
  • A lack of access to information about institutional initiatives for risk reduction at the local level is recognised as a barrier to community inclusion

Surveys undertaken in Mozambique

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Mozambique were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 1,996 random households, 152 civil society organisations, 155 local government representatives, and undertook 75 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised two risk areas:

  • Inhambane
  • Sofala

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Mapinhane, Morrumbene sede, Sitila, Papatana, Mavume, Mawayela, Liondzuane, Ndunda, Nhamatanda sede, Chirassicua, Buzi sede¸ Estaquinha, Nova Sofala, Marromeu sede and Zivava.

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Trained farmers on planting drought-tolerant crops and climate smart agriculture
  • Trained masons to build cyclone-resistant houses and drainage channels
  • Trained decision makers to include people with disabilities and women in decision making processes
  • Undertook reforestation and awareness raising activities on environmental conservation, and made climate data available to communities
  • Prioritised disaster and climate issues during community action plan development and increased community awareness of their role 
  • Raised awareness on DRR policies and practices in regards to environmental conservation and ecosystems

Impact of activities

  • Increased public awareness about the importance of preserving nature and the environment to reduce disasters and climate change 
  • Increased awareness and the involvement of communities in actions to reduce disaster risk and climate change
  • Increased the active roles of community leaders in disaster risk reduction at the village level, helping to prevent floods, landslides, and conserve water resources

Our project partners in Mozambique

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Food for the Hungry

Partner organisations

  • Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Mulher
  • Associação Esmabama

View all data from Mozambique

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit


Image by Jean van der Meulen from Pixabay.