Our History

Actively promoting recycling since 2009

Starting in Maputo with the installation of 3 Ecopoints in 2010, managed by the Xidzuki community association, which helps HIV-positive people, AMOR is now working in 15 Mozambican Municipalites throughout the country with a wide range of actors, from communities to private sector, civil society, educational sector, local and national authorities.

AMOR’s team is organized around 4 offices : Maputo (Headquarters and Southern Provinces), Vilankulos , Beira (Central Provinces), and Pemba (Northern Provinces).

Mozambique AMOR Offices

 

From 2009 to Now

We provide here a brief summary of the main projects implemented by AMOR over the last years

2016
Project “Environment and Citizenship” in 10 secondary schools in Beira
Selective collection and environmental education at Primary School Unit 29 in Maputo
Handicraft and Upcycling Project for women and youth in Maputo and Matola
Project of training in production of coal and handicraft from waste in the Municipality of Vilanculos
Creation of the Ecopontos network (5) in Beira
Inauguration of the 1st Christmas Tree in Beira
Inauguration of the 3rd Ecological Christmas Tree in Maputo
Field visit and presentation of AMOR in the Municipalities of Ilha de Moçambique (Nampula) and Quelimane
Civil society empowerment in the city of Pemba in the production of coal and handicrafts
Coordination of the subgroup “Cross-Sects” of the Sofala Education Forum
Organization of training on composting and medicinal plants with students from schools in Beira
Active participation to the national working group on waste
Training to micro-enterprise and association for waste collection and management of ecopoints

2015
Opening of AMOR’s office in Beira
Recycling School, Winning School in 10 schools of Maputo
Recycling School, Winning School in 4 schools of Vilankulos
Installation of AMOR buckets decorated by artists at FEIMA
Installation of AMOR’s buckets decorated by artists on the beach of Vilankulo
Inauguration of the 2nd Ecological Christmas Tree in Maputo
Inauguration of the 1st Ecological Christmas Tree in Vilanculos
Design of the integrated waste management strategy in the Northern Development Corridor
Support to 3R pilot project in Zimpeto
Training to micro-enterprise and association for waste collection and management of ecopoints
Development of the Ecopoint network in Maputo and Vilankulo
Active participation to the national working group on waste (with participation at the COP21 in Paris)

2014
Start to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel in Maputo, Vilankulo and Tête
Start of the waste working group together with relevant Ministry and partners
First creation of an ecological Christmas tree in Maputo
Start of the Production of charcoal in Vilankulo
Waste characterization of commercial and industrial waste
First training of micro-enterprises and associations in the management of ecopoints in Maputo
“Recycling School, Winning School” Project in 4 schools of Vilankulo
Extension of the Ecopoint network in Maputo and Vilankulo
Production of o painel made out of recycled toy at Maputo Central hospital of Maputo

2013
Field visit in the main municipalities of the country to better understand waste challenges at a national scale
Presentation of AMOR (Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula, Cabo Delgado, Manica, Tete)
Opening of AMOR Office in Vilankulo
Launch of feasibility studies and waste management plans for income generation in Bazaruto
Beginning of solid waste management activities during events in Maputo
“Recycling School, Winning School” pilot project in 5 schools of Maputo

2012
Extension of the Ecopoints network in Maputo
Clean Beach, Nice Beach at Costa do Sol in Maputo : Installation of AMOR buckets and daily waste collection at the beach

2011
Opening of AMOR office in Maputo
Extension of the AMOR’s ecopoints network, with additional Ecopoints in Maputo and an Ecopoint in Matola

2010
Creation of an ecopoint network to receive and purchase recyclable waste in Maputo
Start of a collection service for recyclable material in Maputo and Matola

2009
Creation of AMOR
Publication of AMOR in the Bulletin of the Republic