July 2014: Cowater to provide technical assistance to 20 Mozambican municipalities through the World Bank-financed Cities and Climate Change Project
Cowater will support Mozambique’s Ministry of State and Administration (MAE) to improve their urban land use planning and management capabilities as well as their own source revenue generation and management systems of 20 participating municipalities across the country. The project’s outcomes are expected to include the development and implementation of more formal land use planning and management systems and practices; more clearly defined property rights and responsibilities; and increased own source revenues that will better enable local governments to mitigate the effects of climate change on their cities and residents.
This three-year, USD 3.3 million project is part of a larger program funded by the World Bank assisting vulnerable coastal cities with incorporating climate change projections into their planning processes and with undertaking adaptive measures in close consultation with citizens.
The project will be managed by Cowater’s Municipal Services and Enterprise Development Group.