This project deals with the question how youths' contributions to the economic and social development of Mozambique's capital city Maputo have changed across three decades (1987-2015). Based on interviews with different generations, the paper argues that post-independence generations of youths contributed to the young country's economic development by working in emerging sectors of the economy, that were crucial to development. Contemporary youths have scarce access to any form of employment, hence needing to look for opportunities to contribute to development also outside of their work, such as church or volunteer organisations.
Este projecto trata da questão de como as contribuições dos jovens para o desenvolvimento económico e social da capital de Moçambique, Maputo, mudaram ao longo de três décadas (1987-2015). Com base em entrevistas com diferentes gerações, o documento argumenta que as gerações de jovens pós-independência contribuíram para o desenvolvimento económico do país jovem, trabalhando em sectores emergentes da economia, que foram cruciais para o desenvolvimento. Os jovens contemporâneos têm escasso acesso a qualquer forma de emprego, pelo que necessitam de procurar oportunidades de contribuir para o desenvolvimento também fora do seu trabalho, tais como a igreja ou organizações de voluntários.
This project is part of the History Dialogues Project Mozambique Group, led and supervised by Johanna M. Wetzel.
Valdo Daúde Pedro Congolo
Valdo Daúde Pedro Congolo was born on July 5th 1991 in Maputo city, Mozambique. He graduated in History from the Faculty of Arts at Eduardo Mondlane University. Currently, he works on a research for the Centro Cultural Municipal Ntsindya. In his free time, he likes to do sports, above all football.
Valdo Daúde Pedro Congolo

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