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Municipal ICT capacity and its impact on the climate-change affected urban poor: the case of Mozambique

This report highlights the role of information and communication technology (ICT) to prevent the effects of climate change related emergencies in Africa. The objective of the case study on Mozambique is to uncover the pattern of municipal ICT impact that may exist in other low capacity countries with similar political economy structures in connection with leveraging ICTs in public sectors. According to the report, geographic information systems (GIS) assist local governments in the identification of flood zones on maps, measurement of communities’ vulnerability and planning for new prevention infrastructure. The study concludes by suggesting measures to link Africa’s ICT boom in citizen-based mobile and internet usage with the rapid rise of public sector ICT phenomena as a promising means to plug service delivery gaps.