09 / 1995
In Inhambane (southern Mozambique), between 1993 and 1995, the NGO, Mozambican Association for Urban Development, in conjunction with the local government and rural communities implemented a program for rural development and the rehabilitation of the public infrastructure in post-war Mozambique (construction of schools and hospitals). Prior to this program no facilities existed to reconstruct post-war Mozambique. The program benefitted 68,000 people in 28 villages in southern Mozambique
Mozambican Association for Urban Development; rural communities; Provincial Government; and Terre des Hommes, Switzerland
Role of the NGO
The role of the NGO was to give specialized support and expertise in the area of rehabilitation and housing construction (particularly architectural support). The NGO also provided training to the community and monitored the progress of the project
Role of the Social Organizations
The social organizations, in this case the rural communities, contributed to the planning and implementation of the rehabilitation project. They also provided the project with voluntary labor and maintained an evaluation of the project’s progress
Local and Federal Role of the Government
The local and federal governments contributed to the success of the project by providing basic social services to the communities and identifying the needs of the infrastructure for rehabilitation
The women equaly participated in the planning of the project
Types of Relations between the NGO and Government
The NGO in the beginning of the project took on the government’s role within this project. Later the NGO and the government roles were complementary to one another
Levels and Type of Impact
The project had a local and national impact.
Data card carried out for the governmentT/NGO cooperation project in the field of human settlement.
MAZINGIRA INSTITUTE, 1995 (MOZAMBIQUE)