Somalia has over 2.9 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) following decades of civil war and violent conflict. In addition, a significant increase of droughts and floods due to climate change have forced people away from their rural homes. Most IDPs have relocated in Somalia’s cities which has resulted in rapid urbanization, unplanned city development, and a speculation in land markets. This situation has spurred continuous displacements and forced evictions of IDPs, preventing them from building a sustainable livelihood.
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With wealth concentrated in Metro Manila and a few other primary cities, secondary and tertiary cities must elevate their role in spreading economic development. The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of cities and surrounding areas outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.
Support to the implementation of the Land Registration and Land Information System (GLIS); preparation of a law to enable the establishment of GLIS; modernization and reorganisation of the main agencies involved in land administration
The project objective is to create sustainable conditions for enterprise creation and growth.
The land issue is analyzed as a root of conflict and suggestions for policy reforms for the rural sector are formulated through a process of dialogue and social participation
Swarna Pragati is India’s first affordable rural housing microfinance company and aspires to build a society where everyone has a house in which to live with dignity. The organization aims to be the preferred provider of innovative financial solutions for housing in India, particularly to low-income households and women in rural and semi-urban areas.
Omidyar Network partnered with Tata Trusts to map the Odisha slum’s informal settlements and to identify 100,0000 households eligible to benefit from the recent Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act, which aims to identify, map, and issue titles for parcels of land currently occupied by slum households. The urban slum titling project utilizes specialized resources in drone technology, geospatial mapping and machine learning.
By the year 2050, half of all Indians will live in urban areas, a significant transition that will have widespread economic, political, social, and ecological impacts. To meet these challenges, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) aims to establish an independently funded and managed interdisciplinary national university for research and innovation focused on India’s urban transition.