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Carlos Manuel dos Santos Serra
E-mail: cmanuelserra@gmail.com
Morada institucional: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Planemaneto Físico, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Avenida Mártires da Machava, Maputo, Moçambique
Curriculum Vitae

Nota biográfica

Carlos Serra is a lawyer, graduated in Law, in the legal-forensic area, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, in 1997, with a postgraduate degree in Planning, Urbanism and Environmental Law, from the Center of Studies in Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Environmental Law, of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, in 1998. Completed a PhD in Public Law, at ISCTEM/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2013, with the thesis entitled “State, Legal Pluralism and Resources natural”. He was a Jurist in the MozBio project, of the National Fund for Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (from May 2017 to April 2019), and National Director of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (from July from 2015 to April 2017), as well as coordinator and director of several institutions. He is a professor at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning, at Eduardo Mondlane University, and at the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique. He has accumulated experience in professional training as well as in research, legislative drafting, publication in the field of environmental, land and natural resources legislation and environmental activism, conducted lectures aimed at environmental education and organized cleanup actions at the national level. He received distinctions for his commitment to defending the environment, such as the Commonwealth Point of Light and the Gyl Connections Program Merit Diploma, both in 2018.


Áreas de especialização

Environmental law; urbanism and territorial planning; land use and rights, environmental management; governance and natural resources.


Últimas publicações

SERRA, C. (2014). Estado, Pluralismo Juridico e Recursos Naturais. Escolar Editora: Maputo. SERRA, C. (co-coord.) (2013). Dinâmicas da Ocupação e do Uso da Terra em Moçambique. Escolar Editora: Maputo. SERRA, C. (2013). “Transmissibilidade dos direitos de uso e aproveitamento da terra em Moçambique”. In Dinâmicas da Ocupação e Uso da Terra em Moçambique, Observatório do Meio Rural, Escolar Editora, Maputo. SERRA, C. (co-coord.) (2012). 1.º Relatório de Boa Governação na Gestão Ambiental e dos Recursos Naturais em Moçambique 2010 - 2011, Centro Terra Viva, Maputo. SERRA, C. (co-autor.) (2008). “Legal Empowerment to secure and use land and resource rights in Mozambique”. In Lorenzo Cotula e Paul Mathieu (coord.), Legal empowerment in practice – Using legal tools so secure land rights in Africa, IIED/FAO, Londres.