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URBAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 7TH JUNE 2001
1.00 - 2.30 PM

PARTICIPATORY URBAN GOVERNANCE: LESSONS FROM URBAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Initiated in 1986, the Urban Management Programme (UMP)is one of the largest global technical assistance programmes in the urban sector. It is designed to strengthen the capacity of urban local governments for poverty reduction, improvement of environmental conditions, improvement in local governance and management of economic growth through participatory decision-making processes.

One of the key implementation strategies of UMP in its third phase is the city consultation process, which is seen as a means of institutionalising participatory governance. Through the process of participation of civil society, the UMP city consultations aim to develop a true partnership among the civil society and the local government.

This parallel activity on "Participatory Urban Governance: Lessons from the UMP" is co-chaired by UNDP and UNCHS(Habitat), and presents:-

  • Brief Introduction of UMP and its City Consultation Process
  • Presentation of UMP city consultation experiences - Lessons from:-
      • Asia (Phuket),
      • Africa(Inner City, Johannesburg)
      • Latin America (Villa El Salvador, Santo Andre)
      • Arab States(Tunis)
  • Open Discussions
  • Launch of UMP Phase 4 :- focus, objectives and activities
  • Release of New UMP Publications
      • Guiding Cities
      • From Participation to Partnership
      • Casebook on the City Consultation Process
2001 UNCHS