Mayotte 2023 France Professional workshop

A desirable future for Mayotte

Balance and resilience of the Mahoran space
  • Côte mahoraise - Mahoran coast
  • Mayotte vu du ciel - Mayotte seen from the sky
  • Un environnement vert - A green environment
  • Habitat informel - Informal housing
  • Lors de la mission exploratoire - During the exploratory mission

Mayotte is an exceptional land. A small volcanic island, it is home to a green and flowery environment, a concentration of biodiversity to be discovered, particularly in the lagoon, one of the largest in the world. French overseas department located at the entrance of the Mozambique Channel, it also is considered as a strategic territory in the Indian Ocean.

Mayotte faces many challenges. Population growth increases the pressure on already saturated infrastructures, ecosystems are threatened by human activities. The population is struck by poverty and insecurity. The constantly growing weight of the capital city Mamoudzou is the cause of multiple congestion and environmental risks, and contributes to the vulnerability of the population.

How to articulate the planning and transport operations towards more balance and resilience, in connection with the various actors who participate in the transformation of the island?

What dialogue to build between formal and informal activites to collectively draw the Mayotte of tomorrow?

How to face the challenges of climate change with the participation of the population, which is particularly young?

And how to integrate the youth into job-creating sectors that may emphasize the assets of Mayotte?


Prepared in partnership with the Department of Mayotte, the international workshop will bring together 12 participants from Mayotte and around the world for 10 days, from January 29 to February 7, 2023. After a period of immersion and discovery of the territory, the participants from multiple disciplines will work in teams before presenting their proposals to local decision-makers.

registration

The call for applications is open to all professionnals from all over the world, you may download it below.

Applying is easy:
Apply with a few clicks through the online form
- Fill the online firm
- Attach your CV (in one page, in PDF)
- Finally, enclose a note/motivation letter of one or two pages explaining the nature of your interest in participating, and the skills/experience you can bring to the workshop.

Applications submitted by the 1st of December will be given priority.

scheldule

from Jan. 29, 2023
to Feb. 7, 2023

Applications submitted by the 1st of December will be given priority. Selection of the participants will follow in early December. Preparatory online roundtables to be held in January 2023.

staff

Pilotes :
Céline Rouy, urbaniste, France
Ning Liu, architecte-urbaniste, Chine/France

Equipe Ateliers :
Véronique Valenzuela, directrice des projets, géographe, Chili/France
Simon Brochard, coordinateur, géographe, France

workshop's partners