Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)

Slum UpgradingLaunched 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 35 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 2 million slum dwellers. The PSUP’s approach is grounded on its emphasis on integrating slum dwellers into the broader urban fabric and adopting a positive stance towards slum dwellers and in-situ slum upgrading, using city-wide participatory planning methods. ACP Member States have joined the programme with the aim of addressing the challenge slums and improving living standards of urban poor by adopting theintegrated strategies and systemic change fronted by the PSUP as well as benefit from inter-regional technical exchange achieved in each other’s efforts.

In practical terms, PSUP puts slums on the ‘urban’ maps and facilitates dialogue at local, national and regional levels that is necessary for ‘mind-set change’,that is a key driver to positivepolicy changes towards sustainable and inclusive urbanization. Initiation of urban strategic planning, increased budget allocations and formation multi-stakeholder partnerships for the sustainable improvement of slum dwellers’ living condition are some of positive results of this policy change the PSUP is promoting within the ACP.

PSUP thus:

-provides key tools to address the challenge of slums and prevent the proliferation of new ones,
-provides a positive practical experience of inclusive integrated slum upgrading through which all stakeholders learn key lessons and feel confident to adopt participatory planning in other upgrading and planning processes,
-institutionalizes partnerships and improved governance arrangements
-equips government with key financing mechanisms for slum upgrading including mechanisms to engage and empower slum dwellers themselves,
-delivers relevant, community led improved infrastructure to slum dwellers
-empowers key urban actors, especially slum dwellers themselves, to contribute to the incremental eradication of urban poverty at community, city-wide and national levels.

Purpose of Program

The programme’s purpose is to:

-improve the lives of slum dwellers by changing mind-sets through policy change and delivering relevant information, participatory planning acknowledging the challenge of slums and community aspirations for change, physical improvements to the slum environment and integration into the broader urban fabric.

– strengthen the capacity of local, central, and regional institutions and key stakeholders to undertake settlement and slum upgrading through the use of good governance and management approaches, pilot projects, and contributing to policy development and the implementation of institutional, legislative, financial, normative and implementation frameworks.

– support local and national authorities in identifying adequate additional funding to carry out further slum upgrading activities and expanding progarmmes to be truly city-wide.

To meet these challenges, the PSUP programme seeks to harmonize with local and national stakeholders on key slum upgrading projects through creating a network for local, country level and regional slum upgrading challenges.

For this purpose, regional training and policy seminars on the programme’s concept, themes, and methods are organized with all stakeholders involved.

The PSUP Approach

The PSUP is being implemented through a tripartite partnership between the the European Commission, the ACP Group of States, and UN-Habitat who bring technical expertise and experience and guide country/city-level planning activities.

The PSUP approach is based on the recognition that slum upgrading is an important strategy for improving living conditions of the urban poor and contributing to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of cities by integrating slums and slum dwellers into the broader urban fabric.

The programme emphasizes an inclusive, integrative “at scale” approach. Sustainable slum upgrading is achievable through concerted and coordinated efforts by all relevant urban stakeholders using a programmatic, rights-based and gender sensitive approaches that seek to engage slum dwellers themselves, and, understand, and devise strategies to improve, the urban slum challenges at the national, city and neighbourhood levels.

Through a multi-stakeholder management model (called country teams), the PSUP approach seeks to encourage an inclusive environment where all stakeholders are empowered to participate in defining the future of their towns and cities and meeting the needs of all urban dwellers, with a special focus on the empowerment slum dwellers.

PSUP Principles

Empower and build partnership (community, governments, private sector)

  • Building capacity of all partners to participate, coordinate and contribute in the upgrading including development of tools, guides, training and knowledge production and management and sharing of best practices for innovation and peer learning,
  • Supporting local economy as source of livelihood and job creation
  • Promoting local knowledge, community led planning and implementation including establishing community managed funds for sustainable and community led upgrading

Promote in-situ and climate resilient upgrading

  • Addressing five slum deprivations strategically and incremen­tally at city level to improve quality life and urban environment in slums and informal settlements
  • Promoting climate change resilient upgrading including apply­ing tailored adaptation and mitigation measures and building climate resilient public infrastructure
  • Appling environmentally sound upgrading and climate adapti­ve upgrading

Facilitate scaling up and transferability

  • Mobilizing local, national and international resource sufficient for slum and informal settlements upgrading
  • Developing strategies for using local resources strategically and leveraging them for accessing international finance for scaling up efforts and capacity for inclusive urbanization
  • Developing scalable and transferable ideas and projects that are affordable slum dwellers

Create and enforce enabling environment

  • Promoting awareness and advocacy for political commitment, mind set change and prioritization of slums and informal settlements upgrading through national urban and housing policies, review of legislation, institutional setup and planning standards becoming conducive, as well as city wide develop­ment strategies and plans
  • Ensuring no unlawful, forced evictions of people living in slums and informal settlements including promotion of the conti­nuum of land and property rights and safeguard of rights in case of voluntary relocation
  • Promoting good local governance principles particularly trans­parency, accountability, participation and decentralization on subsidiary principles.

Introduce incremental and sustainable upgra­ding at city scale

  • Developing city wide slum upgrading strategy to integrate slums and informal settlements with wider development plans,
  • Taking future urban growth into consideration when designing slum upgrading strategies
  • Developing neighborhood-based plans to ensure priority and localized solutions fits for need of community.

Promote people-centered participatory appro­ach

  • Enforcing multi governance structure to coordinate the partici­pation across governance tiers, community and civil society in decision making process
  • Ensuring people centered, right based, gender sensitive appro­ach in policies and strategies design, city wide planning and implementation of slums and informal settlements upgrading
  • Creating platforms for collective data collection including knowledge production and dissemination.

Make use of data for evidence based policies and decisions

  • Supporting profiling and enumeration of slums and informal settlements to create up-to date and accurate data for infor­med decision making and city-wide strategies
  • Supporting cities and countries to create baselines for moni­toring of progress for SDG11.1 and NUA implementation,
  • Supporting vulnerable community

PSUP Achievements

To date, PSUP has realized the following achievements:

-Improved the lives of 22 million slum dwellers through physical infrastructure interventions, the facilitation of livelihood generation activites and improved skills and capacity

– Fostered positive institutional approaches towards slum dwellers in 35 different countries evidenced through the engagement and delivery of the PSUP. This has included the development of specific slum upgrading strategies.

  • Raised awareness on urban development issues at the sub-regional, national and local levels
  • Promoted the challenge of slums as key urban issues in key global poverty reduction strategies: the United Nations Development Assistance Framework UNDAF), the Africa Gender Index, The Pacific National Forum and the proposed New Urban Agenda and SDGs

Country specific outcomes and additional programme impacts can be found here.

Key lessons learned so far in the implementation process include:

-Countries and urban managers at other scales want to address the challenge of slums and high levels of informality and they want to undertake a practical process to learn how to do this which PSUP provides.

  • The PSUP process is not an end to all urban poverty, but an important contribution and a process to be complemented by other poverty alleviation programmes

-Mind set makes a significant difference. When slum dwellers are acknowledged as genuine urban dwellers who also have skills, capacity and knowledge to contribute to the sustainable urban agenda, slum upgrading programmes are more likely to succeed.

  • Urban profiling is useful when analyzing policy thinking and implementation. The assessment of needs supports the development of solutions through governance, institutions and service
  • It is important to avoid a one size fits all approach when trying to find solutions to the urban poverty challenge, and look for tailor made solutions that will suit the needs of different countries
  • The PSUP approach addresses far more than demonstration projects or field work. The approach aims for a change in thinking, the acknowledgement of slums and urban poverty as well as the need to define a better institutional environment for pro-poor policies, strategies and interventions
  • Strengthening dialogue amongst actors is a prerequisite to actual implementation of programmes
  • External expertise can help to inform national and regional processes as well as exchange ideas
  • Commitment to the process from regional, national and local actors is essential before the initiation of a programme in a country.

-Once people have experience of participatory planning and see its impact, they happily replicate it in other projects and planning processes.

Replicating the Approach: Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Sudan, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Kiribati, Samoa, Sudan andEcuadorhave all adopted and independently implemented the PSUP approach. In the case of Somalia a whole umbrella programme, the Somalia Urban Development Programme (SUDP), resulted from the Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) methodology.

Why Should Countries Join PSUP

The Programme provides an opportunity for participating countries to address the slum challenge with confidence and tools that will help reduce the proliferation of new slums. The programme improves mind-sets, strengthens insittional responses, improves understanding of urban challenges at multiple levels and strengthens capacity to design and implement programmatic approaches to participatory slum upgrading. PSUP also provides a platform for greater South-South cooperation and knowledge sharing which fosters additional learning and support

How to Join PSUP

PSUP is open to all African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

  • Before a country decides to apply for the programme, it should assess if the country urbanization policies are in agreement with PSUP principles.
  • If the mandated ministry of a country (e.g. local government, housing, urban development, social affairs) decides to join PSUP, an official letter from the relevant minister has to be written to UN-Habitat, outlining how PSUP fits into the national framework of poverty eradication and development, and providing a designated contact person.
  • A meeting should take place (face-to-face or teleconference) to discuss the country context and agree on a way forward.
  • A joint letter from the country and the PSUP manager is addressed to the ACP Secretariat, with a copy to UN-Habitat, for approval.
  • The ACP Secretariat and UN-Habitat officially invite the country to be part of PSUP and request for funding from the EC or other donors, as well as governments themselves.
  • Once a memorandum of Understanding that outlines the roles and responsibilities between UN-Habitat / PSUP and the country (party or parties) is signed, cooperation may begin.

For more information on the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, please contact the PSUP office: psup@unhabitat.org

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
Purpose of program The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development of strategies for slum upgrading. The programme also aims at improving the institutional coordination and institutional responsibilities, and identifying the role of key ministries, NGO, the private sector, and the donors in the strategies for slum upgrading, particularly, in the three cities of Cotonou, Abomey and Tchaourou.
Implementation Phase: Phase I
Duration: September 2014 – August 2015
Value: US$40,000
Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing and Sanitation
Profile cities/ location: Cotonou, Abomey and Tchaourou
Botswana

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading . The Programme also aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Botswana, particularly in the cities/towns of Lobatse, Francistown and Gaborone, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase I

Duration: November 2013 – December 2015

Value: US$120,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the the Ministry of Lands and Housing

Profile cities/ location: Gaborone, Francistown and Lobatse

Burkina Faso

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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  , thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks, through the implementation of a participatory pilot project located in the city of Ouagadougou .

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2008 -December 2015

Value: US$900,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing

Profile cities/ location: Neighbourhoods of Bissighin and Basnere, in the City of Ouagadougou

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Burundi

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Burundi, particularly in the selected cities of Bujumbura, Ngozi and Rutana, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 17 June 2014 – 31 December 2015

Value: US$120000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Profile cities/ location: Bujumbura, Ngozi , Rutana

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Cameroon

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims at improving the lives of slum dwellers by addressing the five deprivations that characterize a slum namely, inadequate water; sanitation; durability of housing, overcrowding and tenure insecurity. Interventions are underpinned by three cross-cutting and complementary approaches: gender approach, human rights based approach, and results-based management approach. Results will add value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, financial, and normative and implementation frameworks. The neighbourhood of Nkolbikok, located in Yaounde was selected for the implementation of pilot projects.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$900,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat , City of Younde and Ministry of Habitat and Urban Development.

Profile cities/ location: Nkolbikok, located in Yaounde and Kribi

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Cape Verde

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Cape Verde, particularly in the selected cities of Praia, Pedra Badejo and Espargos, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$135,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN – Habitat and the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Planning

Profile cities/ location: Cities of Praia, Pedra Badejo and Espargos

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Cote d'Ivoire

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading . The Programme also aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Cote d’Ivoire, particularly in the cities/towns of Abobo, Boundiali, Port Bouet and Treichville, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 2008- December 2015

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Sanitation and Urbanism 

Profile cities/ location: Cities/ town of Abobo, Boundiali, Port Bouet, Abidjan, D’issia and Treichville

Congo Brazaville

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Congo, particularly in the selected cities of Pointe Noire thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 10 April 2014 – 31 December 2015

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Profile cities/ location: Pointe Noire

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Gambia

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 in Gambia particularly in the selected cities/towns of Banjul, Brikama and Kanifing municipalities thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 2011- December 2015

Value: US$136,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN- Habitat and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs 

Profile cities/ location:  Banjul, Brikama and Kanifing

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo particularly in the selected city of Kinshasa, in the neighborhood of Masina, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks, through the implementation of a participatory pilot project.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 29 March 2014 – 31 December 2015

Value: US$900,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, Gouvernement Provincial de la Ville de Kinshasa

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat

Profile cities/ location: Kinshasa (District of Masina), Bunia, Lubumbashi and Kasangani

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Ghana

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Ghana, particularly within the pilot region of Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA), thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks. Ga Mashie slum has been chosen to demonstrate the PSUP methodology within the framework of the citywide slum upgrading and prevention strategy that was started in Phase 2.

In general the Country Team aims to contribute to the development a national slum upgrading and prevention strategy through lessons learnt from the multi-stakeholder pilot programme in Ga Mashie while improving inter-sectorial coordination on slum upgrading and prevention programmes and activities at both national and local levels. It is hoped that in engaging the various stakeholders at different levels will result in an increase in resources allocation for slum upgrading prevention at both national and local government levels and also allow the mainstreaming of slum upgrading and prevention into the medium term development plans and budgets by the Metropolitan assembly of Accra and others that replicate the PSUP. The successful implementation of the pilot project by AMA will facilitate the development of a citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy and replication of projects and eventually scaling up nationally.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$900,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Profile cities/ location: Accra, Ho City and Tamale City

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Kenya

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Kenya is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD), the County Government of Kilifi (CGoK) and the community of Mtwapa in Kilifi Township County. The pilot activities are being undertaken in Mzambarauni and Kwa Goa settlements within Mtwapa and will benefit over 20,000 people. The PSUP Phase 3 in Kenya is expected to add value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

The 2 settlements in Mtwapa have been chosen to demonstrate the PSUP methodology within the framework of the citywide slum upgrading and prevention strategy that was started in Phase 2. In general the Country Team aims to contribute to the development a national slum upgrading and prevention strategy through lessons learnt from the multi-stakeholder pilot programme in Mtwapa while improving inter-sectorial coordination on slum upgrading and prevention programmes and activities at both national and local levels.

It is hoped that in engaging the various stakeholders at different levels will result in an increase in resources allocation for slum upgrading prevention at both national and local government levels and also allow the mainstreaming of slum upgrading and prevention into the medium term development plans and budgets by the Kilifi County Government and others that replicate the PSUP. The successful implementation of the pilot project in Mtwapa will facilitate the development of a citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy and replication of projects and eventually scaling up nationally.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$900,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development 

Profile cities/ location: Nairobi, Mavoko and Kisumu

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Lesotho
Purpose of program The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is working with public authorities to assess the urban sector challenges and development needs in The Kingdom of Lesotho as they relate to challenge of slums.  Using a multi-sectorial analytical and participatory approach, the Programme seeks to contribute to more effective urban management and urban governance system capable of devising appropriate remedial and preventive policy responses to slums.
Implementation Phase: Phase I
Duration: November 2013 – December 2015
Value: US$120,000
Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Local Government, Chieftainship and Parliamentary Affairs
Profile cities/ location: Maseru Municipal Council, Mafeteng Urban Council and Maputsoe Urban Council
Madagascar

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Madagascar, particularly in the selected cities of Antananarivo, Moramanga and Manakara thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 02 September 2013 – 31 December 2015

Value: US$150000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat

Profile cities/ location: Antananarivo, Moramanga, Manakara

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Malawi

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims at improving the lives of slum dwellers by addressing the five deprivations that characterize a slum namely, inadequate water; sanitation; durability of housing, overcrowding and tenure insecurity. Interventions are underpinned by three cross-cutting and complementary approaches: gender approach, human rights based approach, and results-based management approach. Results will add value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, financial, and normative and implementation frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2009 – December 2015

Value: US$500,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development

Profile cities/ location: Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba

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Mali

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading and sustainable housing in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Mali, particularly in the selected cities of Bamako, Bandiagara and Kayes thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 26 February 2014 – 31 December 2015

Value: US$310,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, Republic of Mali through the Office Malien de l’Habitat

Implementing Partners: Office Malien de l’Habitat

Profile cities/ location: Bamako, Bandiagara, Kayes

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Mauritius

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading and social housing in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Mauritius, particularly in the selected cities of Port-Louis, Beauu Bassin-Rose Hill and Black River thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 15 January 2014 – 31 December 2015

Value: US$125000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat

Profile cities/ location: Port-Louis, Beau Bassin – Rose Hill, Black River

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Mozambique

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims at improving the lives of slum dwellers by addressing the five deprivations that characterize a slum namely, inadequate water; sanitation; durability of housing, overcrowding and tenure insecurity. Interventions are underpinned by three cross-cutting and complementary approaches: gender approach, human rights based approach, and results-based management approach. Results will add value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, financial, and normative and implementation frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$800,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and Ministry of Public Works and Housing

Profile cities/ location: Muhala, Nampula, Maputo, Nacala and Manica

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Namibia

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented in Namibia in partnership with the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) with a view of mobilising various stakeholders into review, adopt and develop enabling policy and institutional capacity to facilitate adoption of slum upgrading and prevention strategies to contribute to improving of living conditions of slum dwellers in Namibian towns and cities. The implementation of Phase 2 in Namibia will strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Namibia, particularly in the selected cities/towns of Walvis Bay, Opuwo, and Aroab, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: November 2013 – December 2015

Value: US$115,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development 

Profile cities/ location: Walvis Bay, Opuwo, and Aroab

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Niger
Purpose of program The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme aims at improving the lives of slum dwellers by addressing the five deprivations that characterize a slum  namely, inadequate water; sanitation; durability of housing, overcrowding and tenure insecurity. Interventions are underpinned by three cross-cutting and complementary approaches: gender approach, human rights based approach, and results-based management approach. Results will add value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, financial, and normative and implementation frameworks. The neighbourhoods of Gamkalle and Sage were selected for the implementation of pilot projects.
Implementation Phase: Phase III
Duration: 2008 – December 2015
Value: US$900,000
Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat , City of Niamey and Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
Profile cities/ location: Neighbourhoods of Gamkalle and Sage, in the city of Niamey, Mirriah
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Nigeria

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 in Nigeria, particularly in the selected cities/towns of Lagos, Onitsha, Lafia/ Doma and Karu, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 2011- December 2015

Value: US$120,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development

Profile cities/ location: Lagos, Onitsha, Lafia/ Doma and Karu

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Rwanda

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading . The Programme also aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Rwanda, particularly in the City of Kigali, Musanze District and Muhanga District. More sepcifically, the Country Team particularly aims to contribute to the ongoing elaboration of the National Urban Policy, the implementation of the National Urbanization Sector Strategy as prescribed in the Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) and specific local urban/city development plans.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: November 2013 – December 2015

Value: US$120,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Infrastructure 

Profile cities/ location: City of Kigali, Musanze District and Muhanga District

Senegal

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme 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 in the Republic of Senegal particularly in the selected city of Dakar, in the neighborhoods of Arafat and Grand Medine, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks, through the implementation of a participatory pilot project.

Implementation Phase: Phase III

Duration: September 2014 – August 2016

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, City of Dakar, Ministere du Renouveau Urbain, de l’Habitat et du cadre de vie

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and Fondation Droit a la Ville

Profile cities/ location: Dakar (districts of Arafat and Grand Medine), Kanel and Kaolack

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Togo
Purpose of program The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on improving living conditions in slums and addressing the existing gaps in the regulations and policies for the improvement of slums. The programme also aims at sensitizing communities on the importance of the living environment, particularly in the three cities of Lomé, Sokodé and Cinkassé.
Implementation Phase: Phase I
Duration: August 2014 – July 2015
Value: US$50,000
Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing
Profile cities/ location: Lomé, Sokodé and Cinkassé
Uganda

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented in Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD) with a view of mobilising various stakeholders into review, adopt and develop enabling policy and institutional capacity to facilitate adoption of slum upgrading and prevention strategies to contribute to improving of living conditions of slum dwellers in Ugandan towns and cities. The implementation of Phase 2 in Uganda will strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Uganda, particularly in the selected cities/towns of Mbale, Kitgum and Mbarara thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: 2008 – December 2015

Value: US$155,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development 

Profile cities/ location: Mbale, Mbarara and Kitgum

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Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Progamme (PSUP) is supporting Government and stakeholders to utilize their improved knowledge and capacity to implement inclusive slum upgrading policies and practices. The programme also supports improved coordination, cooperation and exchange between stakeholders in slum upgrading, and increased political and financial commitment by national and local authorities to participatory slum upgrading and urban poverty reduction.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: October 2013 – December 2015

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment

Profile cities/ location: Cities/towns of Grays-Green and Point Villa communities (included in St. John’s City) and All Saints.

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Haiti

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development of strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims at improving access to secure tenure, infrastructures, basic urban services, and sanitation particularly in the selected cities of Cap Haitien and Milot, thus adding value to the current initiatives developed by the Ministry in urban planning.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: October 2013 – December 2015

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners:UN-Habitat and Comité Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire 

Profile cities/ location: Cities of Cap Haitien, Milot and Les Cayes

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Jamaica

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is being implemented with a focus on the reflection of the Government’s commitment to increase financial resources for participatory slum upgrading; to increase participation at all levels for implementing activities to address issues associated with slum upgrading; to meet the Millennium Development Goals and the National Vision 2030 by impacting positively on the quality of lives of residents in identified communities

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: April 2014 – December 2015

Value: US$125,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing

Profile cities/ location: Cities of Old Harbour (St. Catherine), May Pen (Clarendon) and Montego Bay (St. James)

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Pacific
Fiji

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme has provided initiative for strengthening relationships between national and sub-national government and with NGOs such as the Peoples Community Network (and associated City Wide Upgrading project with the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights) as well as active inclusion of land stakeholders such as the Taukei Land Trust Board as a critical partner in the Town Wide Upgrading project (accessing traditional land for development). PSUP provides additional support to an increasing 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.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: June 2014 – December 2015

Value: US$100000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN Habitat and the Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment; and the People’s Community Network (a local NGO affiliated with the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights)

Profile cities/ location: Greater Suva Area (Lami Town, Suva City, Nasinu Town and Nausori Town), Nadi Town and Lautoka City

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Papua New Guinea

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is supporting the Government of Papua New Guinea to implement its National Urbanization Policy 2010-2030. A review on policy and regulatory framework and situtational analysis study will pave way for implementation of PSUP in particular and the National Urbanization Policy in general. Support will also extend to the development of a Slum Upgrading Strategy and a Resource Mobilization Strategy to help implement the component on settlement ,in the urbanization policy. The Programme is also supporting the engagement and empowerment of communities.

Implementation Phase: Phase II

Duration: July 2013 – December 2015

Value: $86,000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN Habitat, Office of Urbanisation and National Capital District 

Profile cities/ location: Port Moresby, Goroka and Kokopo

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Solomon Islands
Purpose of program 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$85,000
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
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Tuvalu

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme has provided initiative for strengthening relationships between national and sub-national government and opportunity to progress analysis of past urbanisation and housing studies (ESCAP) in support of national goals for sustainable urban environments and a suggested national urbanisation policy. The PSUP country team has incorporated the PSUP activities and principles into the MHA corporate plan for 2014-16. Priorities include the improvement of access to housing and affordability and the continuance of good governance efforts through strengthened partnerships with local government and other partners.

Implementation Phase: Phase I

Duration: November 2013 – December 2015

Value: US$40000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN Habitat and the Ministry of Home Affairs

Profile cities/ location: Funafuti, Vaitapu

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Vanuatu (Pacific)

Purpose of program

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme has provided initiative for strengthening relationships between national and sub-national government and opportunity to progress analysis of past urbanisation and housing studies in support of national goals for sustainable urban environments. It is anticipated that the inter-disciplinary methodology applied through PSUP will better position decision makers and technicians advance past efforts for zoning and development strategies initiated under various land (including associated policy and reforms) grant programmes and urban infratsructure loans.

Implementation Phase: Phase I

Duration: November 2013 – December 2015

Value: US$40000

Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

Implementing Partners: UN Habitat and the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Profile cities/ location: Port Vila, Luganville, Lenakel

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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.