• Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI)
  • Honiara City, Auki and Gizo Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
  • Regional Knowledge Management: Strengthening Pacific Urban Agenda Implementation

Key partners are the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey and the Honiara City Council - the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and RMIT University.

The little public space available in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, is generally in a degraded state. The overall purpose of this project is to include participatory approaches in the development and empowerment of communities for collaborative efforts towards the revitalization and maintenance of good quality public spaces. The project will also develop a city-wide strategy/plan for the sustainable revitalization and management of public spaces in Honiara and will formalize the arrangements for maintenance and upkeep of the common space. The site of this project is a green area adjacent to the City Council multi-purpose hall. The space has a number of elements which could transform it into a busy multi-purpose, multi-generation space. It has a large fenced sports field, two netball pitches, the remaining structures of a former playground, the remaining parts of a former swimming pool, a building foundation, a large relaxation area and an unused terrace. The space is currently maintained and managed by Honiara City Council in collaboration with Honiara Youth Council.

Project duration: 2015 - ongoing
Value USD: 100,000
Donor: Mojang
Implementing Partners: Honiara City Council

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is contributing towards strengthened relationships between national and sub-national government. The Programme also supports the implementation of the Solomon Islands Urban Management Programme of Support (SUMP) that provides a framework to integrate and coordinate an increasing number of pro-urban management interventions at national, provincial and Honiara city-level. PSUP is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG 7 C and D. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading.

  • Implementation Phase: Phase II
  • Duration: November 2013 – December 2015
  • Value: US$100,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing Partners: UN Habitat and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey
  • Profile cities/ location: Honiara City, Auki and Gizo