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MATI Mozambique Workshop

Practice-based class engages students on advocacy and participatory planning for basic services in water, sanitation, and health through on-site field work and reflective discussion in a peri-urban district of Maputo, the Mozambican capital, and in Cambridge with Mozambican partners in order to: Develop and expand a methodology for studying affordability, as distinct from ‘willingness to pay’ and ‘ability to pay’ studies, at the neighborhood-scale and with specific reference to water, sanitation, and health needs; Connect and visualize data from randomized household surveys, stratified by density, with physical site observations of public resources at the neighborhood level, and with public records of community health vulnerabilities from the latest Demographic and Health Survey; Build capacity for critically engaging in advocacy and participatory planning by heuristically training students and partners in Mozambique on how to together produce a community Needs and Assets Assessment, as well as a locally relevant and sensitive Advocacy Strategy to mobilize data collected. 

 

Limited enrollment by application in Spring 2013.