Urban Management

ProjectsAfrica

 

Regional
Algeria
Angola
Burundi
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
  Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tunisia
Uganda
Yemen Republic


 

Regional: Participatory approaches in African shelter and urban development

1989–1997 for the Urban Management Programme/GTZ
Development of research concept and methodology, organisation and documentation of workshops, evaluation of project experiences. Preparation of case studies on squatter settlements in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia, development of concept of urban management instruments, preparation of guidelines on the operation and maintenance of public toilets and community clean-up campaign, advice and quality control of the production of guidelines on community land use control and community development fund. 

 

Mathare 4a settlement, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Algeria
1999, on behalf of GTZ
German technical cooperation in urban infrastructure and housing improvement training. SUM Consult participated in a review mission and identified conceptual adjustments necessary for project continuation. 

 

Angola
1990-1991, on behalf of UNCHS (Habitat)
Assessment of needs and project identification missions on (1) national housing and squatter upgrading policy and (2) urban management and municipal administration in Lubango; preparatory surveys for the establishment of an autonomous government housing management agency. 

 

Burundi
2014, on behalf of the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC)
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Secondary School Basic and Technic Education in the field of procurement financed by the Common Education Fund (Belgium, France, Norway, UNICEF) and to strengthen the local capacities to improve the implementation of the Development Plan for Education and Training in Burundi. 

 

Burundi
2012, on behalf of the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC)
Elaboration of a practical guide for public tenders for municipalities. Based on an evaluation of the situation in different municipalities of Burundi and international experience in the area of public procurement, SUM Consult produced a detailed manual. 

 

Egypt
2003, on behalf of GTZ
Technical cooperation programme for participatory urban management; our experts advised the coordination of KfW, GTZ and the Egyptian Government contributions for the upgrading of the urban settlement Manshiet Nasser and the promotion of local initiatives. 

 

Women in Manshiet Nasser, Egypt

 

Egypt
2002, on behalf of KfW
Second phase of participatory urban upgrading development of Manshiet Nasser, an informal area with more than 400.000 inhabitants in Cairo. SUM Consult in collaboration with the Egyptian consultancy company EQI produced a prefeasibility study and outlined the concept of the technical and financial cooperation project. The concept envisaged an integrated package of investments and interventions to improve living conditions in a cost effective manner and with maximum participation of the community, including infrastructural, environmental, economic and social development mechanisms to assure sustainable solutions and promote replicability of the project. 

 

Egypt
2002, on behalf of KfW
Project review, situation and impact analysis of the technical cooperation component of the participatory urban management programme in the urban upgrading area of Manshiet Nasser in Cairo. 

 

Egypt
2002, on behalf of GTZ
Concept development and training for the promotion of local initiatives in poor urban areas. 

 

Egypt
1986–1991, on behalf of GTZ
Regional and municipal development in Aswan, urban upgrading programme of Nasriya and Tabya. SUM Consult experts advised on monitoring, follow-up and evaluation, concepts for infrastructure improvement and urban development, implementation of the water and sewage system. 

 

Egypt
1989, on behalf of GTZ
Assistance to the Planning Authority in the Ministry of Housing GOPP. Capacity building workshop with GOPP professionals concerning techniques of detailed infrastructure and housing design as well as urban development planning. 

 

Eritrea
1995–1996, on behalf of Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and KfW
German financial cooperation with MoLG and Housing Bank of Eritrea.
Preparatory mission and feasibility study for the establishment of a loan programme for low-cost housing and municipal infrastructure projects for which cooperation funds of € 6.2 million were earmarked. SUM’s consulting team supported the Eritrean institutions in increasing their implementation capacity and preparing a programme proposal for appraisal. SUM Consult was in charge of overall co-ordination of consulting services; infrastructure survey, needs assessment and project proposals; savings groups survey and the promotion of group loans for housing construction; housing needs and potential survey and criteria for target group selection. In consortium with Empirica Consultants, Bonn. 

 

Leaving for water, Eritrea

 

Ethiopia
2003, on behalf of GTZ
SUM Consult conducted two missions for the Low-Cost Housing Project: first, to advise on sustainable organisational development of the housing delivery process due to increased demand; second, to improve the cooperation between the project and two technical cooperation programmes on governance issues and vocational training. 

 

Ethiopia
2001, on behalf of GTZ
Progress evaluation of a technical cooperation project with the Ministry of Works and Urban Development in the area of low-cost housing. Recommendations for adjustments for project continuation with a focus on sustainability and replicability. 

 

Low-cost housing in Ethiopia

 

Ghana
1999, on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (MLGRD) and GTZ
German technical cooperation with the MLGRD to promote the development of district capitals.
SUM Consult assisted in the development of an operations and maintenance system for the market/lorry park of Atebubu. 

 

Guinea
1990–1993, on behalf of The World Bank and French Cooperation
Technical support to the establishment of the CNPG (Centre Nationale de Formation Professionelle) training centre. Elaboration of training concept and materials on project analysis; organisation of a respective training programme. 

 

Kenya
2017, on behalf of MISEREOR
Evaluation of “Creating space and improving livelihoods for the urban poor in six counties in Kenya” and “Creating Voice and Space for the Urban Poor” Projects with the Kenyan NGO Pamoja Trust. The projects’ core activities include strengthening the federation of saving groups and community based organisations of slum dwellers in the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, and other Kenyan cities, establishing strategic partnerships with local authorities and enhancing Pamoja Trust’s institutional capacities. 

 

Kenya
2014, on behalf of MISEREOR
Process and impact evaluation of the project “Promoting the Right to Adequate Housing and Basic Services for the Urban Poor in Kenya” with the NGO Hakijamii. The project aimed to formulate and implement strategies and guidelines to address housing rights violations, to develop alternatives to evictions, to establish a network of national and international civil society organizations that work on land and housing rights and to lobby for the adoption and implementation of the ”Evictions and Resettlement” bill and slum upgrading policy. 

 

Kenya
2012, on behalf of MISEREOR
Mid-term evaluation of the “Enhancement of Urban Self-Help Groups for Ensuring the Right of Residence and for Improving the Living Conditions in Kenyan Slum Areas” programme with the NGO Pamoja Trust. The programme’s core activities include community mobilisation, organisation, capacity building and networking, elaboration of empirical sets of settlement information (surveys and maps) for identification of priority needs and for negotiating improvement projects with governmental agencies and donors, as well as identification of appropriate water and sanitation services and housing projects. 

 

Kenya
2010, on behalf of MISEREOR
Process and impact evaluation of the programme "Enhancing the Capacity of the Urban Poor for Participatory Governance through Community Organisation Training". The main purpose of the community organisation training was to enhance the work output of community organisers who work as multipliers in the empowerment of communities. This aims to raise political consciousness, and improve living conditions of the urban poor. 

 

Community Organisers in Kariobangi, Nairobi

 

Kenya
2006, on behalf of KfW and BMZ
Evaluation of lessons learnt from the Mathare 4A Development Programme since its launch in 1992. It can be regarded as a visionary sample case; it is the first large scale participatory settlement upgrading project worldwide with a special focus on tenants. 

 

Kenya
2005–2008, on behalf of the Amani Housing Trust and KfW
In the Mathare 4A Development Programme, SUM Consult advised and moderated the process of transforming the tenant housing scheme into housing co-operatives, as a means towards home ownership and sustainable settlement upgrading, in order to facilitate conflict mediation and to improve the security of the area. In 2008, SUM Consult analysed how urban upgrading can serve as an early-warning system of social conflict using the experiences of the Mathare 4A Development Programme and evidence from selected cases of social conflict in Latin America, Africa and Asia. 

 

Mathare 4a, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Kenya
2003–2004, on behalf of the Amani Housing Trust and KfW
Within the framework of the settlement upgrading project of Mathare 4A in Nairobi, SUM Consult’s task was to restore a positive and mutual partnership between the Amani Housing Trust management and the target group, the settlement dwellers. SUM Consult offered assistance in conflict-management and in the design and implementation of a participatory process towards ensuring that the project becomes self-sustainable, not only in financial and managerial terms, but also in terms of its long-term acceptance by the resident population. 

 

Kenya
2003, on behalf of GTZ
Progress review of the technical cooperation project “Integrated promotion of street children and youth at risk”. Situation analysis, impact evaluation and participatory development of recommendations for the following project phase. 

 

Mozambique
1991–1992, on behalf of UNCHS (Habitat)
Preparation of a five-year country-wide programme on housing and urban management with the focus on poverty alleviation, institutional development, finance, building technology and the construction sector. 

 

Namibia
2007, on behalf of the National Planning Commission (NPC) and KfW
Within the Special Initiative the feasibility study, SUM Consult’s consulting services comprised: development of programme design, recommendations for a monitoring and evaluation guideline, participatory analysis of projects submitted by the communities, target group analysis, examination of the executing agency and structure, financial planning, elaboration of an implementation plan, and risk analysis. After approval of the programme design, SUM Consult also developed an operations manual for the future project management team. 

 

Namibia
1994–2001, on behalf of the National Housing Enterprise (NHE), the Municipalities of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund and KfW
Low-Cost Housing Programme with three sub-programmes: the NHE, and 2 municipal single quarters upgrading projects, in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. More than 1,750 housing solutions were provided, both new and upgraded units, plus infrastructure and community facilities. In Swakopmund, a sustainable process of settlement upgrading was initiated. In 1994 and 1995 SUM Consult conducted a feasibility study and assisted NHE and the municipalities in preparing the programme proposal. Implementation began in 1996, with support from a resident adviser and specialised consulting services by SUM Consult. Total project cost was € 11.25 million, of which 55% was financed by German cooperation fund. 

 

Okakarara Community Centre, Namibia

Namibia
1992–1996, on behalf of NHE and KfW
For this first large-scale sustainable low-income housing programme in Windhoek since Independence SUM Consult supported NHE in programme design, conceptual assistance, training, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. 1.600 housing solutions, infrastructure improvement and community centres were built at a total cost of € 12.8 million of which 50% was financed by German Cooperation, including settlement upgrading, starter solutions, building material loans, core houses and a loan guarantee fund. 

 

Nigeria
2003, on behalf of GTZ
Participation in the preparatory mission of the envisaged World Bank “Nigerian Urban Youth Employment and Empowerment Project”. Integration of German international cooperation expertise in the field of youth employment and assistance in the identification of possible implementation strategies. 

 

Rwanda
2011–2012, on behalf of the Rwanda Local Development Support Fund (RLDSF) and KfW
The RLDSF, with support from German financial cooperation, is planning, financing and implementing a large number of different infrastructure projects in all districts of the country. The SUM Consult expert team analysed the conditions of the infrastructure projects and O&M practices at different public administration levels. Based on field research and good international practices the team elaborated a comprehensive O+M Manual with five different modules (O+M Introduction, Roads, Water, Modern Markets, Administrative Buildings) which have been tested on the ground in two selected districts. 

 

Road assessment, Rwanda

 

Senegal
1996, on behalf of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) and KfW
Regularisation of tenure and settlement upgrading in Pikine, the neighbouring municipality of Dakar. Preparation of a financial cooperation project with the MUDH. 

 

Senegal
1991, on behalf of the Société Nationale des Habitations a Loyer Moderé (SNHLM) and KfW
SNHLM sites and services project at Kaolack. Review of method and criteria for selection of target group. 

 

Buying water in Senegal

 

Senegal
1988–93, on behalf of GTZ
Urban upgrading policy in Dakar. Development of concept, general monitoring, simplified system of land registration and legalisation of tenure, encouragement of community participation. 

 

Sierra Leone
2006–2010, on behalf of NaCSA and KfW
The “Promotion of Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation” Programme aimed to stimulate economic development and youth employment in the aftermath of the Sierra Leonean civil war. The German Government cooperation funds of € 11 million were mainly used for financing economic and social infrastructure in the Rural Western Area, Koinadugu, Kailahun and Pujehun. In addition, an innovation fund has been established to support start-ups and the development of business ideas. SUM Consult provided strategic and technical advice to facilitate Programme implementation, together with various cooperation partners, and to support NaCSA’s institutional development. 

 

Charcoal sellers, Sierra Leone

 

South Africa
Since 2016, on behalf of City of Tshwane and KfW
The "Safety Promotion trough Urban Upgrading (SPUU)" Programme aims at the reduction of violence and crime in Mamelodi East – a township of approx. 50,000 inhabitants of the City of Tshwane, the capital of South Africa. SUM Consult is in charge of supporting Programme implementation along three main components which address the needs of the younger generation: early childhood development for children, safer schools for learners and youth employment promotion for adolescents and young adults. In addition, community initiatives get rewarded by means of a Community Development Fund. 

 

South Africa
Since 2014, on behalf of Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) and KfW
The overall goal of the "Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading Programme" (SPUU) is to improve the quality of life of the residents of Helenvale – a suburb of Port Elizabeth known for high levels of poverty and crime. SUM Consult is in charge of the Programme implementation which contains five components: improved safety of public space and community facilities, safer schools in partnership with the community, domestic violence prevention, improved housing, and youth employment promotion. 

 

South Africa
2010–2015, on behalf of SRSA and KfW
The "Youth Development against Violence—through Sport" Programme aimed to tap the potential of football to reduce poverty and promote development in South Africa, particularly by combining football with life skills education towards the prevention of violence, HIV and AIDS. KfW provided funds to co-finance the construction of small football pitches and the provision of associated equipments, in addition to life skills training and consultancy services. SUM Consult was in charge of the implementation of the Programme. 

 

South Africa
2010–2011, on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and KfW
Pre-feasibility study to analyse the violence situation in Helenvale and feasibility study to define the proposal of the SPUU (Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading) Progamme combining five components: improvement of public space, violence prevention in schools, community violence prevention, housing improvement and youth employment promotion. 

 

Football pitch, South Africa

 

South Africa
2007, on behalf of MISEREOR
Elaboration of a strategy for youth promotion within the institutional policy of MISEREOR, on the basis of an analysis of the experiences of youth development in South Africa. Interviews were conducted with staff of MISEREOR and further NGOs (German Agro Action — DWHH, Church Development Service — EED, Caritas, CORDAID, etc.); organisations in South Africa supported by MISEREOR were visited and a participatory workshop with relevant organisations carried out. 

 

South Africa
2005–2006, on behalf of KfW and Buffalo City Municipality
Feasibility Study for the Mdantsane Violence Prevention Programme. A wide range of projects were envisaged to reduce and prevent violence in the former township of Mdantsane near East London. SUM Consult experts led the feasibility study, carried out a peace and conflict impact assessment and, together with local consultants, prepared a proposal for a financial cooperation programme. 

 

Mdansane community, Buffalo City, South Africa

 

South Africa
2001, on behalf of KfW
Pre-feasibility study in order to identify the location of a possible Financial Cooperation project of settlement upgrading with a strong focus on violence prevention in Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth. Preparation of a proposal to implement the project as part of the Cape Flats Renewal Strategy in Khayelitsha, a large former township of Cape Town. 

 

South Africa
2000–2001, on behalf of the Department of Safety and Security and GTZ
SUM Consult assisted in the conceptualisation of the Peace and Development Project (PDP) to involve young people and the community in the prevention of violence in suburbs of Cape Town. 

 

South Africa
1996–2004, on behalf of Department of Housing (DoH) and the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) and KfW
Financial cooperation funds of € 25.6 millions were allocated for the implementation and management of the Rural Housing Loan Fund (RHLF). The funds were channelled by private retail lenders to poor families in rural areas for improving their housing situation. SUM’s consulting team of international and local experts assisted the executing agencies in the implementation of the project at the central level of the Department of Housing (DoH) and the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC), as well as at the local level of the retail lenders. They particularly supported the development of sustainable retail lending capacities by implementing four promotion strategies: market development fund, pilot loans, structured loans and equity participation. They designed a system to monitor the adequate use of the funds and the conformity with the target group definition, and evaluate the impact of the operation. 

 

Former township in Cape Town, South Africa

 

Tunisia
1994, on behalf of the Organisation Nationale d’Assainissement (ONAS) and GTZ
Design of a concept for organisational development with ONAS, the national sewerage parastatal. 

 

Uganda
1999, on behalf of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) and GTZ
Review of the German technical cooperation project to "Promote welfare of children and youth in difficult circumstances". SUM Consult developed the project concept for the next phase. 

 

Uganda
1991, on behalf of GTZ
Urban planning support to the Uganda First Urban Project.
Development of a training programme for the following phase. 

 

Yemen Republic
1991, on behalf of GTZ
Project progress review of the urban renewal project in Sana'a. Elaboration of recommendations for the next phase. 

 

Historical centre in Sana'a, Yemen

 
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