Country Mozambique
Region Africa
Duration Start 1 August, 2022 till 31 July, 2025
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Public policy and planning
Partners Kadaster
Funding Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO
Project code 11462
The city of Beira has daunting challenges. It is prone to experience the effects of climate change and recurring cyclones have become a reality. At the same time a growing number of people are settling in the city coming from the countryside, who still need to get used to life in the city and adapt from what they are used to in a rural context. The growing informal settlements have led to the fact that two thirds of the city consist of informal peri-urban areas around the 'cement city', with unfavourable living conditions often located in areas at risk of flooding. The ambitions of the city council for improvement - as written down in the masterplan 2035 and later updated in the Beira Reconstruction and Resilience Plan – are huge, but the municipal funds available annually are very limited.

This project will further support CMB in enhancing its land administration (Outcome 1), engaging in more orderly urban planning (Outcome 2), and bringing its leadership and communication to a higher level (Outcome 3). Together, this enhanced capacity of CMB on a broad range of issues will allow the municipality to deliver better and more responsive services to its citizens, an assume its role as a strong partner in strengthening the resilience of the city to the adverse effects of climate change.