The Urban Forum on AngoNet is a digital space for dialogue between communities and local government in Angola about planning and development. This website is a platform for sharing information about basic services and infrastructure in municipalities throughout Angola. The Urban Forum also features unique websites for locally-based Forums – groups of residents organized to advocate for services and collaborate with the government administration – that are active in municipalities in Luanda.
Visitors to the Urban Forum can participate in an ongoing discussion about the development of Angola’s cities by reading and commenting on reports and articles written by residents.
This website features data from surveys conducted by the Forums. In addition, the site includes mapping and data resources created by the National Institute of Statistics and Development Workshop. Much of the data featured here was created by members of local Municipal Forums through participatory mapping and urban assessments with residents.
About the Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP) and the Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance (GPIMG)
The Urban Forum on AngoNet is supported by Development Workshop, the Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP), and the Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance (GPIMG) of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP) began in 1999 and builds capacity among civil society organizations in Angola to promote community-led development and management of basic services.
The Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance (GPIMG) aims to foster a productive relationship between city governments and the urban poor that can serve as a model for other developing world cities to follow as they seek to address the challenges of urban poverty.