WAZA support the design, development and implementation of projects alined with WAZA’s vision and values. WAZA applies the Xitique concept to all the projects it partners with, and brings the experience, peer review and expertise of its  multidisciplinary team, anchored in Mozambique’s reality. WAZA’s platform circulates, challenges, and aspires to elevate projects led by thinkers and doers who aspire to contribute to Mozambique’s future. WAZA is currently involved in elevating the following projects:

Transformation of Bairros: an opportunity for everybody

CASA MINHA NOSSO BAIRRO is a project inspired in some of the principles of the Partial Urban Plan of Polana Caniço, by the Municipality of Maputo. Current population of barrios, young Mozambicans and small investors will be offered an opportunity to access quality and affordable housing, in a consolidated urban area and guaranteeing no forced displacement or relocation.
Learn more on CASA MINHA NOSSO BAIRRO design, implementation and stakeholders on the project’s website.

Mapping collective transport in Maputo

The first map of collective transport in Maputo (Mapa dos Transportes Públicos da Cidade de Maputo) was released in September 2016 as an outcome of the Mapas Dos Chapas project (Link to Chapas project website).
The Chapas project is entering its next phase building on the successful mapping of all chapas in Maputo. The ambition of the project is to further expand the display of different means of public transport in the Greater Maputo (Matola, Boane and Marracuene) as other major cities  in Mozambique.A schematic map of transport is at the same time a commodity, a tool and a symbol. As a commodity for users, it serves to indicate and plan for urban trips. As a tool for political and transport technicians, it is an unparalleled tool to visualize, organize and manage the complex transport network in a systemic and interconnected way. As a symbol, the map is a marketing tool for a city, describing its mobility on a consistent, explicit and attractive way. The mapping process and the activities organised in the context of the Mapas Dos Chapas project contribute to supporting sustainable mobility in the city of Maputo.