Matilde Muocha

Matilde Muocha holds a Postgraduate Degree in Management of Cities and Creative Enterprises from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and a Master’s in History of Mozambique and Southern Africa from the Eduardo Mondlane University.

She develops research in the areas of management of cultural and creative industries and cultural heritage, with particular interest in the analysis of the economic potential of arts and culture for local development, as well as in the study of collective memories and cultural policies. She is co-author of the 1st and 2nd Edition of the book: Cultural Industries: What Are They? How to manage?

Muocha has written several articles in areas of expertise published in scientific and leisure magazines and in newspapers in Mozambique and around the world. She is the Editor of the Mozambican Magazine on Cultural and Creative Industries. In her career, she was, for nine years, Curator of the Fortaleza de Maputo.

Muocha is an Alumnai of the US Government’s IVLP (International Visitor in Leadership for Cultural Preservation) Program, 2011 Edition. She is also teach and research at Instituto Superior e Artes e Cultura, also serving as General Manager for the National Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Cultural Policies and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where she is co-advisor of Dissertations in the Master’s Program in Cultural Policies and Management.

She recently participated in the design of the European Union’s strategy in Mozambique for the culture sector in Mozambique (2023-2027), and is a member of the Regional Jury for the Evaluation and Selection of Projects for Sounds Connect Africa, an initiative funded by the Union. European Union and by the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group.

Muocha is currently coordinating the scientific research “Resistance and Cultural Affirmation”, which brings together researchers from the PALOP region and is funded by the European Union, through the Scala Cultural Association. She is married and is a mother of two children.