About the Viana Forum on AngoNet


Viana Forum on AngoNet is a digital space for dialogue between communities and local government in Luanda about planning and development. This website is a platform for sharing information about basic services in Viana that was created by Viana Forum members through participatory mapping and urban assessments with residents.

Viana is Luanda’s most populated municipality with about 1.3 million residents residents. The Forum is made up of civil society organizations and associations in Viana that have been working to reduce poverty by bringing basic services including water, sanitation, and education and health facilities to an area of Luanda that continues to urbanize rapidly.

This website features data from the Forum’s 2012 survey that can be utilized for advocacy related to development in Viana.

About the Luanda Urban Poverty Programme (LUPP) and the Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance (GPIMG)

Viana Forum 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 Viana 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.

Viana Atlas

This website summarizes data from the Viana Atlas that was created by the Viana Forum in December 2013.

The atlas includes information about development issues and profiles the people and programs that are working to improve basic services in Viana.

Local organizations can also use the advocacy poster to communicate the information in the atlas to residents – hang this poster in a creché, health center, market, or community center.

Download the Atlas
Download the Poster