Unione delle Comore

The Comoros are an archipelago of volcanic islands, located in the Indian Ocean, north of the Mozambique channel. They are made of three main islands: Grande Comore, (with capital Moroni), Anjouan, and Mohéli. The country is poor and overpopulated, the economy is supported by agriculture, in particular by the cultivation of vanilla, coconut, copra, ylang-ylang, cereals, sweet potatoes, rice and cassava. Tourism and fishing are also practiced, while tourism is struggling to take off due to the almost total lack of infrastructure.

The collaboration between Italy and the Union of the Comoros in the environmental field began in 2015 with the signing of a Climate Change Agreement. The project resulting from the agreement has, as its objective, the construction, in the city of Moroni, of an integrated system for municipal solid waste management. On the COP27 occasion, in November 2022, MASE and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment, Tourism and Handcraft of the Union of the Comoros signed the new Agreement.


Unione delle ComoreMeeting of the Joint Committee

Rome, 26/10/2023 – Today, the third Meeting of the Joint Committee within the framework of the MoU with the Union of the Comoros was held via videoconference. This Memorandum of Understanding was renewed last year in Sharm El Sheikh, on the sidelines of the Cop27.

Firma del nuovo Protocollo d'IntesaSigning of the New MoU

In the framework of COP27, in Egypt, the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, the Environment, Tourism and Handcraft of the Union of the Comoros have signed a Protocol of Understanding.

   Memorandum of Understanding (Sharm el Sheikh, November 2022 - November 2027)

Counterpart: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment, Tourism and Handcraft of the Union of the Comoros
Intervention areas:

  • Improve water resource management and protect water-related ecosystems (SDG 6)
  • Promote access to sustainable, renewable and efficient energy (SDG7)
  • Promote the adoption of conscious consumption patterns (SDG 12)
  • Strengthen and coordinate efforts to combat global climate change and address its adverse effects (SDG 13)
  • Promote sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources (SDG 14)
  • Protect, restore and enhance the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15)
  • Increase international support for capacity building in developing countries (SDG 17)

- Memorandum of Understanding Italy - Union of the Comoros (November 12th, 2022, ITFR)


    Current projects
MASE Financing 
 Plan Intégré de gestion de déchets solides aux Comores

€ 1.424.600



    26/10/2023      Meeting of the Joint Committee
    12/11/2022       COP27 - Signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding


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