The Slum Communities Achieving Livable Environments with Urban Partners (SCALE-UP) program being implemented over three years, aims at providing targeted capacity building through direct technical assistance and subgrants to local intermediaries (LNGOs) to implement slum upgrading interventions in collaboration with CBOs and municipal authorities. The interventions, spread across five cities in India and Ghana, will complement and maximize synergies amongst existing national and donor-sponsored pro-poor urban development programs.
CHF is working with two leading knowledge leaders, the Tata Institute for Social Science in India and Ashesi University in Ghana, to promote a learning agenda aimed at developing tools and a framework for assessing and enhancing the capacity of various stakeholders in a broad range of urban contexts and sharing the lessons learned with the larger urban development sector. The tangible improvements in the lives of the slum residents in the five target cities will demonstrate the success of the capacity building program.
The SCALE-UP Program has four principal objectives:
- Strengthening the capacity of slum residents and local intermediaries to realize pro-poor projects;
- Regularizing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) enagagement of the Urban poor in inclusive planning and implementation of pro-poor urban initiatives;
- Increasing income and asset generation opportunities for slum residents; and
- Improving the living environment for slum residents.