On August 11, 2015, the Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (INNOQ), supported by USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, held an outreach and informational seminar in Pemba regarding the development and relaunch of Mozambique’s National Enquiry Point (NEP).
The seminar was opened by Florencio Chavango, Provincial Director from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and was attended by over two dozen participants from the province. Representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society reviewed and discussed the usefulness and potential impact of the NEP on trade.
Pemba is the capital of Cabo Delgado, a province known for its natural beauty and tourism that has in recent years become a regional hub for natural gas and oil exploration. Due to the geographic breadth and growing regional economic importance of Mozambique, the Southern Africa Trade Hub and INNOQ are discussing the potential for holding similar informational seminars for government officials and private sector actors in two other regional hubs, Beira and Nampula.
Photo: Seminar participants from Pemba, a port city located in Mozambique’s northernmost province bordering Tanzania