Urban Poverty Reduction
This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Urban planners and administrators, municipality and city development officials, community development officers, social workers, community leaders and NGO personnel.
Course Brief: This training program aims to enrich knowledge of participants on key principles, strategies and pro-poor solutions to eradicate poverty and bring about better quality of life to the urban poor. The program is designed to equip key players with appropriate tools to plan, manage and monitor projects and programs. The program also highlights issues on community empowerment, community-based organization management and people participation in mobilizing local resources for the development of the communities.
Furthermore, participants will also have an opportunity to visit pro-poor urban housing projects run by communities, land based resettlement projects, micro-finance programs for social development, green city program and income generation programs for poor.
Learning issues covered in the courses are:
- Regional strategies on urban poverty reduction and challenges
- Cases on MDGs’ initiatives on urban poverty reduction: Situations, Issues and Challenges
- Community-based organization for poverty reduction
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Projects/Programs: A Result-Based Approach
- Case on social safeguards (for landlessness, post-conflict recovery, income and health condition improvement)
- Community participation in bottom-up planning
- Basic need data collection for poverty reduction planning
- Measurement indicators for MDGs at micro level
These learning issues will be addressed in classroom sessions and study visits.