ADDRESSING THE LAND INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE URBAN POOR SOCIAL TENURE DOMAIN MODEL PILOT IN UGANDA BACKGROUND
The world is becoming urban with half of humanity now living in cities. Expert projections show that by 2030, some 60 per cent or about 5 billion of world’s population will live in urban areas. For many of the poorest countries, urban growth is almost synonymous with slum expansion. The same projections show that world’s population living in slums will reach 1.4 billion by 2020. Slums are informal, illegal and unplanned settlements and are strongly associated with urban poverty. It is in this context that UN-Habitat and Slum Dwellers International (SDI), in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD), have initiated a joint project aimed at addressing the information requirements of the urban poor in the Municipality of Mbale.
LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE • To facilitate a meaningful dialogue between communities and authorities in negotiating for slum improvement including improving tenure security.
SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVES • To pilot STDM and document the process. • To identify capacity building requirements around its use for wider learning and application.
THE PROCESS Sensitization process at community level is essential in gaining peoples’ support and achieving legitimacy, Uganda. Photo © UN-Habitat / Danilo Antonio. 2. Mapping & Structure Mapping
THE PILOT PROJECT
3. Interviews and Data Collection
1. Planning & Consultations
Community-Driven Enumeration Process
• The project integrates the wealth of experience behind the participatory enumeration tool and Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM), a pro-poor land information system. • Both tools promote the continuum of land rights approach. • Aside from SDI and GLTN, the Project is supported by Cities Alliance and FIG Foundation.
INITIAL RESULTS 5. Data Validation & Updating
4. Data Capture & Analysis
• Community members are able to use and interact with the STDM system and are confident to continuously update the information. • Data analysis informed communities’ plan to pursue priority projects (e.g. address system, lighting, water). • Dialogues between authorities and slum communities are on-going. • Growing demand for capacity development.
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