Maio, Nature Management Plan for Protected Areas

The Management Plan for the Complex of Protected Areas on the island of Maio (CAPM), approved by a resolution of the Council of Ministers (CM), comes into force today, after being published in the Official Bulletin this Monday 19th.
The creation of a National Network of Protected Areas was a fundamental political instrument with regard to the preservation of natural landscapes, conservation and maintenance of natural resources and processes.… Read More

Tourist Promotion and Requalification in Ilha do Maio

With continuous work in Cape Verde since 2001, the IMVF has kept a close eye on the evolution and development of the archipelago – specifically the island of Maio – its constraints and potential. This action bets on local entrepreneurship (as a means) for the affirmation of Ilha do Maio as a sustainable and supportive tourist destination (as an end). The project aims to combine the valorisation of the island’s environmental and cultural heritage with the reinforcement and promotion of new local economic activities, as an engine of socioeconomic development and growth, consolidating the respective cultural identity and territorial and social cohesion.… Read More

Development Voices | Testimonials from Ilha do Maio, Cape Verde

With continuous work in Cape Verde since 2001 and a solid partnership of several years with the municipalities of Maio and Loures, IMVF has kept a close eye on the evolution and development of the archipelago – specifically on the island of Maio – and its constraints and potential.
The Tourist Dynamization and Requalification project on Ilha do Maio started in March 2016 and focuses on local entrepreneurship (as a means) for the affirmation of Ilha do Maio as a sustainable and supportive tourist destination (as an end). The Solidarity and Community Tourism project on the island of Maio started in December 2017 and is based on the reinforcement of sustainable economic initiatives in support of the local tourism sector. With the development of a solidary and sustainable tourism product, implemented and managed locally, the intention is to boost the local economy and enhance the traditional cultural and environmental traits.… Read More

Maio From a Forgotten Island to an Island of Hope – Minister of State

The Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Fernando Elísio Freire, considered today that Maio went from being a forgotten island to being an island of hope.

According to Fernando Elísio Freire, who is visiting Maio, the island has been experiencing “great gains” with investments in urban and environmental requalification in all villages, thanks to a “good partnership” between the central and local authorities.… Read More

CV Minister of State Starts 2 day Visit to Maio island

Porto Inglês – The Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Sport, Fernando Elísio Freire, starts today a two-day visit to the island to find out about the works financed by the Government in Maio. According to a press release, Fernando Elísio Freire has on the agenda, among other issues, to reinforce the dialogue with local officials, in the Youth and Sport sectors.… Read More