By WAZA Team | March 2019
In Maputo, local partners from WAZA have been collaborating with UN-Habitat Mozambique and Co-Investigator Prof Matos from University Eduardo Mondlane to establish a local database relevant to T-SUM.
They have made good progress and have been able to identify existing gaps in data. This database is stored and shared internally through OneDrive. It draws on a T-SUM questionnaire which was established in the context of WP2 covering the following topics: Administrative structure; Demography; Transport & Land-use institutions; Transport Demand and Modal share; Economy and Development; Local transport and urban planning; Additional data (environmental, road safety, active travel, collective transport, etc.).
For each of these categories the T-SUM project aims to understand past, current and future patterns. The team plans to establish an open online platform to store non-confidential data related to the T-SUM project.
The WAZA and Eduardo Mondlane team will be collaborating closely with the newly established Metropolitan Agency for Transport, directed by Professor Matos, and with Maputo and Matola’s local authority.
Above: WAZA Team, Maputo
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Business Breakfast | April 2019
The T-SUM team in Maputo, led by Joaquin Romero and Professor Matos, organised a business breakfast focusing on issues linked with private and public transport operation in Maputo. David Bull, T-SUM Senior Adviser and former director of planning and transport in Birmingham, UK, participated in the event together with the Executive Director of Mozambique Airlines. The event was chaired by Joaquin Romero. At this time, Mozambique was opening its airspace to private operators. The event had attendants from the Metropolitan Transport Agency, Operators, International agencies and the transport sector.
Field trip to Maputo
T-SUM colleagues from UCL and Maputo organised a field trip to collect a range of qualitative data; approximately 80 interviews were carried out with stakeholders across sectors, local residents and users of Metrobus (a public transport initiative in Maputo) . In addition, focus groups of local residents were undertaken in four different neighbourhoods in Maputo Metropolitan Area. The Maputo T-SUM team welcomed one of T-SUM’s external advisory board members, David Bull, who spent a week in Maputo to support T-SUM.
Preparation of Maputo Sustainable Mobility Week (SMS19)
April - September 2019
From April until September WAZA and Maputo’s Mobility Observatory represented the T-SUM project in a series of meetings involving urban mobility stakeholders in Greater Maputo; the meetings aimed to organise the SMS19. The audience for this event included urban mobility stakeholders, such as UN Habitat, Maputo City Council, NGOs, the Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT), and Architects Without Borders, among others.
Seminary Urban Mobility in Greater Maputo with AMT, UITP and World Bank
A joint mission led by the World Bank and UITP (the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators) was organised in Maputo focusing on sustainable urban mobility issues in Grand Maputo. T-SUM partners WAZA and Prof Matos participated in this seminar drawing on insights from the T-SUM project.