• Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2015): US$ 7,104,743
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2015): 14 projects
  • Main donors: Spain, UNDP/ Spain MDGF, One UN Fund, Booyoung, IBRD/World Bank, BASF AG,  FAO, European Commission and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing partners: FAO,COOPI, CARE,UNEP, UNIDO,  INE, MTRAB, MMCAS, MINAG, CTA, OTM, INEFP, CONSILMO, UEM, Provincial Governments of Nampula, Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Tete, Manica, Sofala and Zambezia, The Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA), especially through its National Directorate of Territorial Planning and its Sustainable Development Centre for Urban Areas (CDS-ZU) located in Nampula, The Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD), The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MOPH), The Ministry for State Administration (MAE), The Ministry of Transport and Communication (MTC), The Government of the Nampula Province, Municipal and district authorities in Nampula Province National Association of Municipalities of Mozambique (ANAMM), JICA, World Bank, UNDP

 

General information

 

Capital: Maputo

Major cities: Matola, Beira, Nampula, Chimoio, Nacala , Quelimane, Tete, Xai-Xai, Maxixe

  • Population: 26.4 million
  • GDP: US$16,3 Billion
  • GDP growth: 7.4%
  • Urban population (annual %): 31,6%
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 2%
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 3%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 2 %

Source: World Bank 2012

 

 

Country pages

Overview

Since 2002, we are dedicated to working for a sustainable and resilient urban future for Mozambique. Over the past 17 years, UN-Habitat Mozambique has been developing and implementing a country programme based on the priority areas defined by Government of Mozambique, development partners and the main global development agendas. Currently, UN-Habitat Mozambique’s three programme pillars are: Sustainable Urbanisation; Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation; and Security of Land Tenure and Affordable Housing.

UN-Habitat has a long experience in Mozambique and has gained trust and credibility from the government and different partners for its work in the field of disaster risk reduction, urban planning, resilience and housing. The work carried out translates into technical advisory and normative services, a broad array of publications, pilot construction projects (school, health posts, radio station and housing, etc.), slum upgrading projects, plan and policy development and training of local, provincial and national staff. UN-Habitat adopts a strong community based and participatory approach with local communities and authorities in all its activities.

Overview

Mozambique has been one of Africa’s fastest growing economies throughout the past years, driven by investments related to the exploration of natural resources.In the coming 25 years urban areas in Mozambique will continue growing rapidly and will have to accommodate 80 thousand new households annually. It is estimated that around 60% of Mozambicans live along the Indian Ocean coastline or in river flood-prone areas,  vulnerable to flooding, seasonal cyclones and chronic drought.

Furthermore, there are serious solid waste management problems in Mozambican cities and towns. The combination of lack of solid waste management (blocking drainage systems, often causing urban flooding) and the high likelihood of flooding to cause waterborne diseases that spread easily in densely occupied urban areas.

Urban numbers
Urban Population (2018): 36%
Urban Growth Rate (2015-2020): 4.35%
The urban population annual growth rate is 4.37%

News and Stories

Donors and partners

UN-Habitat has a long experience in Mozambique and has gained trust and credibility from the government and different partners for its work in the field of disaster risk reduction, urban planning, resilience and housing. The work carried out translates into technical advisory and normative services, a broad array of publications, pilot construction projects (school, health posts, radio station and housing,etc.), slum upgrading projects, plan and policy development and training of local, provincial and national staff. UN-Habitat adopts a strong community based and participatory approach with local communities and authorities in all its activities.

Donors

WFP
United States of America
United Nations Office for Project Services
UNICEF
Programa de Desenvolvimento Municipal Mozambique
Mozambique
Kings College
International Organization for Migration
Germany
European Commission
Denmark
Adaptation Fund Board
Partners

Contact

Wild Do Rosario
Head of Programme