The Centro Terra Viva - Environmental Studies and Advocacy (CTV) is a non-governmental Mozambican research and environmental intervention institution that brings together professionals from different areas that are fundamental for the management of the environment and natural resources, Environmental Law, Environmental Conservation and Management, Information and Environmental Education, Rural Economy and Environmental Sociology.
Officially established in November 2002, the CTV has grown significantly both in its staff, in its activities and in the diversity of its partners. In carrying out its activities, the institution has made efforts to involve trainees, usually finalists of university courses of different specialties, action that will continue, covering the private sector and state institutions.
Throughout the first decade of its existence, CTV has focused its interventions on advocacy to promote better implementation of approved policies and legislation for the management of the environment and natural resources; in environmental education and information activities; and in promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. In the first eight years of the institution, these activities were divided into three main programs, namely the Pro-Legis Policy and Legislation Program, the Pro-Info and Environmental Education Program and the Ecosystems and Biodiversity Program (Pro-Eco). More recently, Pro-Gender was created with the aim of strengthening the gender perspective, especially women's participation, in the different development processes.
In addition, in order to consolidate the technical capacity and financial sustainability of the institution, the Office of Services and Environmental Consulting was created.
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