Workshop on Slum Free Urban India – Policy and Practice: Lessons from International Experiences
Leading policy makers and practioners from Brazil, South Africa and Philippines would share their country/city experiences during a workshop that will be held during 14-15 May, 2012 at Vishakapatnam, (Andhra Pradesh, India). The workshop aims to share international experiences in achieving slum free urban habitat and potential lessons for India.
While poverty and homelessness have been a part of the urban milieu, the scale of slum formation in India has during the recent past increased manifold. Comprising 20% of world slum population, India’s cities today accommodate 25-65 per cent of their population in slums, which however occupy merely 3-5 per cent of spatial areas.
Emerging economies such as Brazil, South Africa and Philippines having high levels of urban poverty and homelessness are making efforts to address these concerns through innovative policy and programme interventions. These experiences have considerable relevance to slum free cities programme and also can offer valuable lessons in shaping up India’s policies related to poverty, slum upgrading, affordable housing and service delivery.
This two day workshop, organized by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India in partnership with Administrative Staff College of India and Metropolis will share international experiences in achieving slum free urban habitat and potential lessons for India. Leading policy makers and practioners from Brazil, South Africa and Philippines would share their country/city experiences .
For more information download the Concept note and Programme here.
Registrations or further queries should be addressed to Dr. Vijay Kumar, Secretary to Government &Commissioner, UPA at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Agnès Bickart, International Relations Manager at Metropolis : email@example.com.
Note:Participant’s land transportation, accommodation and meals will be covered by the State of Andhra Pradesh.