Park Administrator & Director of Community Relations
I was born in 1972 in Maputo and grew up there, as the oldest of 4 children. I am married and have a young daughter. I love the outdoors and working with people in the countryside to improve their standards of living. Over the last 11 years I have been involved in social development work both with an international NGO, a private sector firm and with a UN agency, and lectured a development related university course. Built on the combination of my previous work experience in other regions of the country and my academic background, I want to help the team in our efforts towards achieving the two-fold mission of Gorongosa National Park, namely: biodiversity restoration and poverty reduction in the park’s surroundings. I lead a team that is responsible for the park’s community relations, namely: engaging communities in conservation efforts alongside with providing them with primary schools, water facilities, improved health care facilities, promotion of sustainable agriculture and forestry, and strengthening land rights in the sustainable development zones, adjacent to the Park.
Working at Gorongosa gives me the privilege to be a part of a very dynamic and skilled team that is working to make this jewel of our nation, Gorongosa National Park, a sustainable park. I am also proud to be a part of a pioneering experience in Mozambique in which the Ministry of Tourism and Gorongosa Restoration Project have teamed up to manage a national park for the next 20 years.