Mozambique Country Programme
The Country Programme aims to:
The Government of Mozambique will implement the programme through the Ministry of State Administration (MAE).
Local partners include the National Association of Municipalities of Mozambique (ANAMM) and the Medium Level Institute for Physical Planning and the Environment (IMPFA) and Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning at the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM).
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the programme is facilitated and supported by the Cities Alliance.
Mozambique is urbanising at breakneck speed. In 2005, it was among the least urbanised countries in Southern Africa; by 2025, it is projected to be the fourth most urbanised country in the region, after Botswana, South Africa and Angola.
Leveraged funding. The Mozambique Country Programme activities and investments have leveraged an additional $9 million in co-funding from partners such as the Governments of Italy and Brazil, GIZ, the World Bank, and local partners.
Integrated slum upgrading in the Chamanculo-C neighbourhood of Maputo. Integrated slum upgrading in the Chamanculo-C neighbourhood. The Chamanculo-C initiative piloted an integrated, participatory slum upgrading approach developed in Bahia, Brazil with the support of the Italian Government, World Bank, AVSI and Cities Alliance, and adapted the approach to the Mozambican context. It was implemented by the Municipality of Maputo. For every dollar invested in Chamanculo-C, $2.2 was raised as leverage.
A citywide slum upgrading strategy taking shape in Maputo. A proposed methodology based on the experience of Brazil and the initial lessons from the pilot upgrading programme in Chamanculo-C are already informing the design of a slum upgrading strategy for the Municipality in Maputo. This strategy is being designed as part of the ProMaputo project, with funding from the World Bank.
Curriculum for municipal planners developed. A new curriculum and course framework has been developed for the Medium Level Institute for Physical and Environmental Planning (IMPFA), making the training of municipal planning technicians much easier, especially for municipal planners working in secondary cities.
Strengthened local capacity in the Nampula-Nacala-Tete corridor. The Country Programme strengthened the planning capacities of local government officials and technicians of Nampula, Nacala and Tete municipalities to promote effective planning of the Nampula-Nacala-Tete urban corridor. This included an Urban Planning Support Unit to provide training and support for local governments.