LAND RIGHTS IN MAPUTO

Maputo slum

The project addresses fundamental aspects of housing quality in Maputo’s vast slums by aiming to provide residents with formal land rights. The residents are thereby protected from forced evictions and more motivated to invest in gradual improvements of their homes.

WHAT

Pilot project in the informal neighbourhood Maxaquene D with 22.000 inhabitants, in close collaboration with residents and municipal authorities. The project aims to inform all residents about the dangers of not having legal land rights, e.g. risk of forced evictions or expropriation without compensation, and of the process to obtain formal land rights. In a smaller area with 500 residents we undertake the local planning and registrations necessary to obtain land rights. The project is planned as a pilot phase for larger subsequent projects.

WHERE

Maputo, Mozambique

DEVELOPMENT TARGETS
  • To reduce poverty by establishing the preconditions for improved housing, mainly by removing the risk for the resident’s own investments in house upgrading.
  • To prevent poverty and marginalisation by securing informal resident’s right to remain in their community and obtain proper compensation in the case of expropriation.
  • To raise the level of knowledge in the Maxaquene D slum about the risk of not having formal land rights, and how to obtain them.
ARCHITECTURE

The project is a pilot phase addressing some of the fundamental causes of slums and the resident’s low motivation to invest in upgrading. There is no construction work taking place in this pilot phase.

PARTNERS

Estamos

PROJECT PERIOD

2018-19

FINANCING

The project is financed by CISU with 400.000 dkk.

PROJECT TEAM
MORE INFORMATION

Contact Johan Mottelsson at jmo@arkitekterudengraenser.dk