EurAfrican 2023

Florêncio Papelo

Economic and Commercial Advisor of Mozambique Embassy in Portugal

Florêncio Papelo, son of Pio Papelo de Araújo and Balubina Suade Jamo was born on January 3rd 1967 in Quelimane, Zambezia Province, Mozambique.

He holds a degree and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1994.

He also studied Law and International Relations, also at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

He also studied Macro-economic planning at Peking University, People’s Republic of China, in 2013.

Professional Experience:

Since September 2018, he has been Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Mozambique in Portugal.

Since 2021 he is, in accumulation, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Mozambique in the Kingdom of Spain, with residence in Portugal.

He was Economic Advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique from 2014 to 2018, having served two Prime Ministers.

He was Director of the General Secretariat of the Zambezi Region Development Plan Office – GPZ, a sustainable economic development programme for the Central Region of Mozambique (Provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia), from 1999 to 2011. 

He worked for the United Nations Population Fund/UNFPA as Coordinator of a Provincial Project, in Zambezia, Mozambique, called Project MOZ/95/P04, from 1996 to 1999, aimed at financing development and capacity building actions in the areas of decentralization in Public Finance, Health, Education and Communication for Development.

He was Acting Director General of the Mozambique Media Institute in 1999.

He was University Professor, having taught successively, Legal Rhetoric and Scientific Research, at the POLITECNICA University of MOZAMBIQUE, from 1997 to 1999; and at the CATÓLICA UNIVERSITY of MOZAMBIQUE, in 2008 and 2009.