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Scaling up slum upgrading

Robert LEWIS-LETTINGTON

Moderator

date

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

12:30-14:00

place
Multifunction Hall Room 9
organization
FEICOM
country
Cameroon
language
English
theme
Equitable urban futures
Reference: 
NE 109

Summary

The topic of slums and informal settlements has emerged stronger in global debates twenty years ago. The inclusion of slums as critical global development issue culminated in the adoption of Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) as part of the United Nations Millennium Declaration in the year 2000. With the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 on "sustainable cities and communities", the international community has made sustainable urbanization part of the core of human development, and brought slum upgrading both an objective and a tool to build social, economic and environmental sustainability. This context has allowed the development of several initiatives at national and global level on the improvement of knowledge on slums, their prevention and their improvement according to principles of equity, sustainability, participation, inclusion and human rights. Among these initiatives, the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) has supported 40 countries and more than 200 cities in the development of urban profiles, national and municipal strategies, upgrading plans and capacity building of urban stakeholders since 2008. Phase 3 of the PSUP, which is currently being implemented, aims to support the implementation of neighbourhood improvement plans and the institutionalisation, the scaling up of locally led pilot projects and the implementation of national and municipal slum upgrading strategies. This is often accompanied by the development of national slum upgrading programmes led by specific public entities and stakeholders convinced of the importance of the issue and their capacity to act. Many countries are well advanced in this approach while others are beginning to explore the scaling up of successful projects, and all have specific experiences due to the realities of their national contexts. Despite these sub-regional and national differences, this strategic phase in the improvement of slums and the living conditions of the urban poor raises similar issues, challenging the strategic, institutional, operational and financial frameworks of national and local governments. In view of the plurality of experiences and the similarity of the issues at stake, it is necessary to strengthen the sharing of experiences between national and local governments, as well as with the plurality of their technical and financial methodologies, in order to learn together from the successes of certain experiences.

Objectives

The Scaling Up of Slum Upgrading session will aim at: ● Sharing achievements and lessons learned by some national actors in the elaboration and implementation of national slum upgrading programmes, ● Exploring the most common challenges in scaling up slum upgrading projects or implementing national slum upgrading strategies, ● Identifying the opportunities and common resources that can be mobilised to overcome these challenges, in terms of finance, institutional framework, commitment of authorities and political actors, and technical issues such as land, infrastructure and housing. ● Engaging dialogues between national governments for the successful scaling up of improved approaches towards sustained long-term urban transformation.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Hon Célestine KETCHA COURTES
Minister
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development,
H.E Georges Rebelo PINTO CHIKOTI
Secretary General
Organization of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Mr Paolo CICCARELLI
Head of Unit, Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
European Commission
Ms Maimunah MOHD SHARIF
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Hon Eunice SILVA
Minister
Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Management and Housing (MIOTH)
Hon Richard FREDERICK
Minister
Ministry of Housing and Local Government & Parliament
Hon Obiga KANIA
Minister of State
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
Mr Abasse NDIAYE
Director of Cabinet
Ministry of Urbanism, Housing and Public Hygiene
Mr Philippe Camille AKOA
Directeur Général
Fonds spécial d'équipement et d'intervention intercommunale (FEICOM)
Mr Amadou SALL
Secretary General
GIE de restructuration de Grand MEDINE
Ms Catherine MALIEDJE DJILA
Head of Monitoring and Evaluation
Codas Caritas in Douala
Ms Kerstin SOMMER
Programme Manager, Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)
UN-Habitat
Celestine Ketcha Courtes
Celestine Ketcha Courtes

Minstry of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon | Minster 

H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo PINTO CHIKOTI
H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo PINTO CHIKOTI

Secretary General, OACPS

Paolo Ciccarelli
Paolo Ciccarelli

European Commission, DEVCO | Head of Unit F4 – Sustainable Transport and Urban Development

Rafael Tuts

UN-Habitat | Deputy Executive Director (a.i.) and Director, Global Solutions Division, UN-Habitat

Mr. Abasse NDIAYE
Mr. Abasse NDIAYE

Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Urbanism, Housing and Public Hygiene, Government of the Republic of Senegal

Hon. Mr. Richard FREDERICK
Hon. Mr. Richard FREDERICK

Minister of Housing and Local Government & Parliament, Government of the Republic of St. Lucia

Hon. Mr. Obiga KANIA
Hon. Mr. Obiga KANIA

Minister of State for Urban Development, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Republic of Uganda

Philippe Camille AKOA
Philippe Camille AKOA

Directeur Général, FEICOM, Cameroun

Ms. Maria da Luz BETTENCOURT
Ms. Maria da Luz BETTENCOURT

Directora Geral de Planeamento, Orçamento e Gestão , Ministério das Infra-Estruturas, Ordenamento do Território e Habitação, Cabo Verde

Mr. RUBINGISA Pudence
Mr. RUBINGISA Pudence

Mayor City of Kigali, Rwanda

Ms. MALIEDJE DJILA Catherine
Ms. MALIEDJE DJILA Catherine

Head of Monotoring and Evaluation, Codas Caritas in Douala

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