The Centre for Urban Research and Innovation met with members of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Program from the UN Habitat, on the 7th of May 2015 at the YMCA. The UN Habitat PSUP is an initiative of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN Habitat. The aim of the programme in Kenya is to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in slum upgrading in the country by the national governments and some of the county governments.
The implementation of PSUP in Kenya is being undertaken in partnership with 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 implementation of PSUD involves extensive engagement of stakeholders which is hoped will result in an increase in resource allocation for slum upgrading and prevention at both national and local government levels.
CURI and PSUD members shared their experience in different fields and discussed on possible areas of collaboration to better improve the slum upgrading process in Africa and the world over.