Background and Objectives
Pakistan is considered the most rapidly urbanizing country in Asia and within the next 25 years it is expected that additional 100 million people will become urban dwellers, most of them moving into secondary cities and towns increasing the already large proportion of slums. There is an urgent need for improving urban management and urban planning, what have been neglected despite the negative trends affecting the neediest sectors of the society. This project was requested by the Ministry of Environment of Pakistan and it is a component of the One UN Joint Programme in the country.
It aims improving lives and living conditions in secondary cities setting up mechanisms for community participation in urban planning; reinforcing municipalities for better service delivery, and improving urban indicators implementing demonstrative projects through public private partnerships, community contracting and other delivery systems. The project also aims developing energy efficient technologies on housing construction.
- •Preparing urban profiles and setting-up urban observatories.
- •Preparing community action plans, designing and implementing slum upgrading.
- •Designing demonstrative priority projects, define/agree on PPP, community contracting and other delivery systems.
- •Assessing energy saving on housing: and prepare and conduct energy saving assessment.
- •Implementing demonstrative energy-saving projects on energy saving on construction and thermal isolation.
- •Conducting training of relevant stakeholders.
- •Promoting Public Private Partnership on solid waste recycling and management and conduct consultations for Public Private Partnership promotion.
- •Final report of Energy Insulation project (19 houses) has been completed. This project was implemented in Islamabad. After reviewing the results additional resource mobilization strategy is to be developed to replicate the same in other areas.
- •MOU with NED University Karachi has been finalised for setting up an Urban Observatory. The MOU also covers holding of stakeholder consultation and a training component
Development Partners / Partners
Donor: One UN Fund
Partners: Eight secondary cities in four provinces: Baluchistan, KPK, Punjab and Sindh
- Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project (PSFRP)
- Primary School Reconstruction in Muzaffarabad (Completed)
- Humanitarian Information and Coordination (Completed)
- Transitional Shelter Provision for Baluchistan Earthquake Victims (Completed)
- Shelter Assistance to IDPs Living Outside of Camps (Completed)
- Water and Sanitation Improvements in Informal Settlements (Completed)
- Disaster Risk Management
- Sustainable Urbanization and Sustainable Energy Construction
- Shelter Assistance to Returnees in Conflict-affected Areas in NWFP (Completed)
- Documenting and Communicating Results Achieved and Lessons Learnt in the Post 2005 Earthquake Rural Housing Reconstruction Programme
- Reconstruction of Girls School in Swat District
- Improving Living conditions of IDPs out off camps through WASH Interventions (Completed)
- Facilitating Access to Safer Land for Earthquake Victims (Completed)
- Strengthening Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
- Joint UN Post-Disaster Assessment Mechanisms (Completed)
- Emergency Shelter Kit Procurement and Distribution (Completed)
- Post-Flood Information Management and Coordination (Completed)
- Facilitating Access to Land for Earthquake Affected Families (Completed)
- Technical and Training Support for the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Completed)
- Support to Spontaneous Shelter Recovery in Earthquake-affected Villages (completed)
- Support To Spontaneous Shelter Recovery in Earthquake Affected Villages in Pakistan (completed)
- Technical Support for National Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme (Completed)