NAP Development Process
There is interest to develop a National Action Plan on Business for Mozambique. Whereas the efforts have been civil-society led thus far, that seems to be changing and the government is looking towards taking the leadership role. In November 2017, the Mozambique Bar Association’s Human Rights Commission with the support from the Westminister Foundation for Democracy held three-days of training and multi-stakeholder consultations across, government, parliament, business and civil society to build capacity on business and human rights including NAPs. As a result of the meeting, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce expressed interest in leading the process. One of the next steps includes a baseline assessment on extractives and security-the two issues in focus. Also interested in the process is the newly formed National Human Rights Commission of Mozambique.