Kisumu Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)

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Publisher Council of Governors (CoG)
Year of Publication 2020
County Kisumu

UN-Habitat, the United Nations agency for human settlements, helps the urban poor by transformingcities into safer, healthier, greener places with better opportunities where everyone can live in dignity. UNHabitat works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and theprivate sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development. Our vision is citieswithout slums that are livable places for all, which do not pollute the environment or deplete naturalresources. At the dawn of a new urban era, with most of humanity now living in cities, UN-Habitat is at thefrontline of the battle against fast growing urban poverty and the scourge of climate change that is causedby poorly planned urbanization and threatens the lives and livelihoods of entire cities and communities.As the United Nations gateway for cities, UN-Habitat is constantly improving its focus and responsivenessto the aspirations of cities and their residents. Please visit the UN-Habitat here.About the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) together with the EuropeanCommission (EC), and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)entered a tripartite partnership to address the challenge of slums in the Africa, Caribbean and PacificCountries through the launch of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in 2008. ThePSUP is funded by the European Commission (EC) and slum upgrading projects are implemented troughthe PSUP and with co-financing contributions from the ACP partner governments. The PSUP implementsstrategies, policies and projects to address the widespread and chronic urban poverty in slums andinformal settlements, in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal 11 for Cities, Target 1 By2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgradeslums.One of the Programmes strategic objective is to strengthen global partnerships and policy dialogue forparticipatory slum upgrading and prevention in all ACP countries with the involvement of global privatesector partners. Its primary focus is to integrate slums communities into the urban fabric by addressingtenure security, increasing access to land and basic services, improving infrastructure and mobility andstrengthening economic links

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