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Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)

Slum Upgrading

Launched in 2008, the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is a joint effort of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Commission (EC) and UN-Habitat. To date, the programme has reached out to 38 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 2 million slum dwellers.

Through its emphasis on participatory planning methods emphasizing integrated strategies and systemic change, Member States have joined PSUP as a global platform to address the challenge of slums and learn from each other’s efforts.

In practical terms, PSUP puts slums on the ‘urban’ maps and encourages the necessary policy changes, budget allocations and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the sustainable improvement of slum dwellers’ living conditions. PSUP thus institutionalizes partnerships and empowers key urban actors to contribute to the incremental eradication of urban poverty at community, city-wide and national levels.

Purpose of Program
The PSUP Approach
PSUP Principles
PSUP Achievements
Why Should Countries Join PSUP
How to Join PSUP

 

Where PSUP is being implemented

The Programme has grown considerably since it was first launched in 2008. Beginning with only 12 countries, with the support of the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat the PSUP has expanded to 35 countries, involving more than 150 cities.

Africa

Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Cote d'Ivoire
Congo Brazaville
Gambia
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Togo
Uganda

Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda
Haiti
Jamaica

Pacific

Fiji
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
Vanuatu (Pacific)

 

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The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is an initiative of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN-Habitat.

 

The PSUP has set up the e-learning platform MyPSUP.
MyPSUP is exclusively for PSUP country teams and the UN-HABITAT PSUP team.
 

 

 

 

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