Katia Taela



Alternative Expressions of Citizen Voice

Background Mozambique is a context of great economic and political unpredictability, weak state institutions, closing civil society space and internalised fear in the aftermath of the civil war and the repression of popular protests. While there are a number of artists who (in)directly engage...



Shaping Social Change with Music in Maputo, Mozambique

IDS Policy Briefing;173

In Mozambique, development programmes have traditionally drawn on music as a means to promote social transformation by educating citizens on key social development issues. Shifting the focus from music as a teaching medium to music as a rich source of information can provide vital insights into...

Katia Taela & 3 others

16 February 2021

Working Paper

Energy Protests in Fragile Settings: The Unruly Politics of Provisions in Egypt, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, 2007–2017

IDS Working Paper;513

How do popular protests about the basics of everyday life, specifically about energy, come about in settings where political authority is fragmented and conflict and repression common? How do state and political actors respond to protests which disrupt social and economic life, and undermine...

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Naomi Hossain & 6 others

5 June 2018


Representation and Inclusion in School Councils in Mozambique

This study was conducted as part of the Citizen Engagement Programme (Programa Cidadania e Participação (CEP)) in Mozambique – an empowerment and social accountability initiative to improve the quality of education and health services by increasing citizens’ influence on the management of...

Katia Taela & 2 others

30 May 2018

Katia Taela’s recent work

Past Event

Citizenship and Participation: Steps Achieved and Future Agendas

This international conference reflected on the Citizen Engagement Programme (CEP)’s contribution to field of social accountability and citizen participation in Mozambique and beyond whilst promoting a debate on future agendas that could capitalise and build on the programme’s legacy. 

From 6 December 2017 until 7 December 2017