The majority of the urban population in Africa south of the Sahara, reside in informal settlements with limited land rights and risk of being evicted. This project aims to create a dialogue between authorities, landowners, and slum dwellers to formalize the built areas and channel income from the land sale to new homes for the slum dwellers. The end goal is to reduce urban poverty by providing the poorest part of the inhabitants with better homes, fundamental land rights, and public infrastructure investments.
Together with local partners in Kampala, Uganda, we are developing a pilot project to test the method’s potential.
- To construct new housing, financed through the formalization of land ownership and capitalization of land value
- To create better living conditions for the urban poor through a better and healthier living environment
- To create jobs in the construction industry