(Grant) Enhancing the Planning Capacities of Cities in the Nacala Corridor (Nampula, Nacala and Tete)

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Proposal Focus
1471
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Mozambique

Detail

Summary
This project aims to maximize the ability of City Authorities in Nampula, Nacala, Tete to plan and sustainably manage urban growth through durable access to technical advice, public-private platforms and on-the-job capacity-building. It will do so by creating an advising entity for local authorities, regarding physical planning and sustainable urban development in the Nacala Corridor. It will also strengthen the ability of local authorities to benefit from rapid growth, and prevent negative effects, through on-the-job capacity development. The project will also create a functional public-private platform of dialogue regarding multi-level planning.
Objectives
Strengthen the capacity of the Planning Support Unit and build its credibility as an autonomous institution that provides fit-for-purpose services to cities along the Nacala corridor in the field of urban planning. Maximize the ability of the City Authorities of Nampula, Nacala, Tete to plan and sustainably manage urban growth through durable access to technical advice, public-private platforms and on-the-job capacity-building.
Activities
Outcome 1. The PSU (presently based in Nampula) is strengthened with qualified and readily available technical capacities in order to provide municipalities in Nampula, Nacala and Tete with sustainable and resilient urban growth plans Activity 1.1 : Availing local authorities with prompt resident advice and technical assistance in the area of physical planning and sustainable urban development in the Nacala Corridor (especially in the fast-growing Nampula, Nacala and Tete Cities) through the institutionalization of a self-standing planning advice entity (Planning Support Unit - PSU) Sub-activity 1.1.1: Develop the Terms of Reference for a Planning Support Unit (PSU) based on the best possible model validated in a participatory manner with the existing provincial platform, and including through exchange with experiences with Angola and/or South Africa or other countries that have developed self-standing Planning think-tanks or NGOs in the area on planning advice Sub-activity 1.1.2: Creating the conditions necessary to institutionalize the PSU as a self-standing, autonomous entity, as agreed with the relevant local and provincial authorities, to offer services and products on demand to Province, District and Municipalities. To create a management board for the PSU, through a series of technical and institutional workshops Sub-activity 1.1.3: Conducting Rapid City Resilience Assessments in the cities of Nacala, Nampula and Tete by means of qualified technical missions, to identify needs and priorities of these cities in the area of resilience Sub-activity 1.1.4: Organizing and coordinating City Development Strategies Workshops in Nampula, Nacala and Tete Sub-activity 1.1.5: Providing fast-track advice, with a do-no-harm perspective, and access to expertise to Mayors, Technicians and District Administrators that need to allocate land and undertake strategic planning processes Activity 1.2: Strengthening the ability of local authorities to take full benefit of the rapid growth, and preventing negative effects, through on-the-job capacity development on urban planning design, implementation and management, including urban resilience Sub-activity 1.2.1: Establishing a cooperation agreement between the PSU, the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of UNI-Lurio and the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of Eduardo Mondlane University for joint delivery of technical capacity-building Sub-activity 1.2.2: Conducting at least (3) three Urban Resilience induction trainings based on the Cities Alliance Normative Framework, one in each of the three intervention cities Sub-activity 1.2.3: Developing three Urban Resilience Action Plan, on in each of the three Cities with priorities identified in a participatory manner and embedded in the Planned City Extensions or other territorial planning instruments. Sub-activity 1.2.4: Capitalizing these experiences within the University Curriculum in UNI-Lurio and at National Level to influence the Urban Agenda Output 1. Simplified planning tools/methodologies for urban/spatial planning design and implementation developed and adopted by at least 1 out of the 3 cities Outcome 2. Economic value of the target areas is effectively captured in the territorial regulatory instruments so that investments benefit large sections of the populations of Tete, Nampula and Nacala Activity 2.1: Establishing a functional public-private platform of dialogue in the area of regional, territorial, spatial and physical planning, to harmonize investment with the territorial regulatory frameworks and maximize benefits for Cities Sub-activity 2.1.1: Develop a platform to enable dialogue between the large foreign-investment driven private sector (with the focus on the extractive industries) and agencies responsible for land allocation, economic and spatial planning with particular emphasis on the three intervention cities. Sub-activity 2.1.2: Initiate Economic Value Capture planning workshops in the intervention cities convening all private investors along with UCODIN and GAZEDA Sub-activity 2.1.3: Testing private participation in the financing of Planned City-Extensions as well as other pilot activities within the Local Economic Development Strategy
Expected Impacts and Results
Outcome 1. Municipalities and Local authorities in the Nacala Corridor are enabled to plan for sustainable urban growth and resilience through access to qualified and readily available technical capacities Outcome 2. Economic value of the target areas is effectively captured in the territorial regulatory instruments so that investments benefit large sections of the populations of Tete, Nampula and Nacala