Support for upgrading the Chamanculo C Neighbourhood in accordance with the Global Strategy for Urbanizing and Reordering Informal Settlements in the Maputo Municipality
In 2007 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Italian Republic with the aim of undertaking cooperation activities with third countries. This memorandum resulted in the Italian-Brazilian Triangular Cooperation Program which, according to its official remit, has the "Upgrading of Degraded City Neighbourhoods" as one of its priority thematic areas. Maputo, Mozambique was identified as a priority area for the cooperation programme to begin its support, and this application is a follow-up to a preparatory grant funded by the Cities Alliance that laid the groundwork to enable the immediate implementation of the larger project.
The overall goal of the project "Support for the Upgrading of the Chamanculo C Neighbourhood in accordance with the Global Strategy for Urbanizing and Reordering Informal Settlements in the Maputo Municipality”, is to contribute to reducing poverty and to boost the development of the population living in low-income informal areas in the city of Maputo.
The project to be developed is aimed at improving the quality of life of the population living in the informal settlement known as Chamanculo C. It is proposed to undertake a series of studies and develop project designs required for effecting the integral urbanisation and regularisation of the area, including actions aimed at fostering the socio-economic development of the population living in the area and also at undertaking priority sectorial work.
Expected Impacts and Results
Result 1 – Studies and Plans Knowledge, diagnosis, guidelines and integrated development plans of community, in environmental, socio-economic aspects carried out Result 2 – Fostering Local Development Community and civil society associations strengthened, and people’s socio-economic level improved Result 3 – Institutional Strengthening and Project Supervision Multidisciplinary technical team established and strengthened