• Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Peru: UN-HABITAT supports grassroots projects

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


Peru: UN-HABITAT supports grassroots projects

Source(s):  United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

As part of what is called Grassroots Mechanism, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partnering with Huairou Commission, International Land Coalition and Slum/Shack Dwellers International is providing support to four grassroots-led projects, including the following in Peru:

In Lima-Callao, many informal settlements are highly vulnerable to natural hazards such as landslides. Government programmes for disaster mitigation exist, yet implementation is hindered by a top-down process, reliant on expensive technical surveys. As an alternative, Mujeres Unidas and Estrategia have trained a network of community groups to carry out their own community hazard assessments and to initiate community-led planning, winning support and financing from government agencies. Now these agencies have expressed an interest in adopting and replicating this approach at a larger scale.

UN-HABITAT will provide technical and political support as Mujeres Unidas and Estrategia test out their approach in new communities and liaise with government agencies on developing a partnership approach and on new urban tenure-related legislation. Up-coming elections could provide a critical window of opportunity in 2010.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Publication date 19 Jul 2010

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNISDR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use