High Commissioner Caroline Delany

Message from the High Commissioner

As Canada's High Commissioner for Mozambique and on behalf of all my colleagues, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our website. I hope the site will help you find information on the various activities of the High Commission in Mozambique, as well as in Malawi and Eswatini.

It is an honour and a privilege for me to lead the team representing Canada in this warm and wonderful country. Canada considers Mozambique to be a key partner in Africa. The ties between our two countries span more than 40 years, over which time they have evolved into what is today a strong relationship - as between friends. Our teams deliver programs supporting the breadth of our partnership, in the areas of political and economic relations, trade and business development, development cooperation, security cooperation, consular affairs, and common services.

Canada has a longstanding development partnership with Mozambique. As a significant donor, Canada funds a variety of initiatives to support poverty reduction in Mozambique. This includes programming in health, education, governance, and peace. Canada places a particular emphasis on women’s empowerment and gender equality, including on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Canada-Mozambique commercial relations continue to increase, with more opportunities for strategic growth in trade and investment. A number of Canadian companies are active in the country, particularly in renewable energy and infrastructure engineering and construction. Mozambique is a country of immense opportunities, so let our Trade Commissioner Service know how we can support you.

Canadian travellers in Mozambique, Malawi, and Eswatini marvel at the richness, diversity, and pristine environment of this part of the continent. Many of my fellow citizens volunteer in these countries in order to make a real and valuable contribution to a more peaceful and prosperous world. Regardless of whether their stay is brief or long, temporary or permanent, Canadians may count on effective and efficient consular services. When travelling abroad, I encourage Canadians to sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service, which helps us to contact them and their families in an emergency.

For those interested in travelling to Canada, please note that the High Commission of Canada in Pretoria is responsible for immigration, including the issuance of visitor and student visas for our three countries of accreditation. Applications are generally presented online or through a Visa Application Centre. You can find information about applying for a visa at www.southafrica.gc.ca or at www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CanHCMozambique, as well as on my personal Twitter account @CDinOT.

Caroline Delany
High Commissioner of Canada to Mozambique

Biographical note

Caroline Delany joined the Government of Canada in 2005 in the Office for Democratic Governance at the Canadian International Development Agency. Caroline was First Secretary (Development) in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009, followed by Deputy Director (Strategic Policy) in the Afghanistan Task Force at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 2009 to 2011. Subsequently, Caroline spent four years as part of Canada’s development program in South Sudan, including as Head of Cooperation in Juba. From 2015 to 2018, Caroline was Director of Planning and Deployments in the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program in Global Affairs Canada, which included responsibility for peace and security policy, the Canadian Police Arrangement, and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. Caroline has a BSc (Computer Science) from the University of British Columbia and an MA (International Affairs – Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution) from Carleton University.