CHSUD SECURE A NETHERLANDS FELLOWSHIP (TAILOR-MADE TRAINING) AWARD
The Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (CHSUD) has secured funding from the Netherlands Government, under its NFP-Tailor Made Training (TMT) programme, to execute a tailor-made training programme-“Capacity Development for Planning and Implementation of Low-income (social) Housing Project”- for its staff.
The NFP-Tailor Made Training (TMT) programme is specially meant to enhance the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of its staff members. A tailor-made training is designed to meet specific needs identified by the requesting organisation. The training is to be delivered by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Netherland. It will be delivered in five Modules including a one-week International Study Tour to Kenya. The training will commence on 25th January 2013 and will last seven weeks including the International Study Tour.
Twenty staff (ten male and female each) of CHSUD and others selected from other Schools, will take part in the training.
TOT-1 (first activity): Characteristics of adult learning; experiential learning cycle; training cycle; curriculum development; learning objectives; session design; case study- format, -development and -protocol.
TOT during every of the courses: At the end of each content course participants are requested to reflect on the course and work in groups on how to tailor this course for future local repetition by them. What materials have to be adjusted to local relevance, which case material needs to be developed? After a plenary discussion a small group will be assigned the task to work on designing a local course outline and development of local case material for this course (action research). During the (last) TOT-2; all 5 groups will present, discuss and get feedback on their outlines and case material.
Module 1: Housing Rights: This module will focus first on the international human rights legislation and international guidelines that have been developed by the international community (UN) and addressing the right to (adequate) housing. In the context of urban development-induced displacement, cases related mainly to evictions, with some references to acquisition and expropriation will be presented. We will also focus on the national legislative framework of Nigeria in the field of housing. A negotiation game will be played where different groups have to decide upon the future of an informal settlement, applying the international human rights legislation.
Module 2: Developing Social Housing Projects: The module will focus on the crucial elements that make social housing projects work. Subjects included will be: what is social housing, what makes it specific, who is it intended for and who are the main delivery agents of social housing, Client relations: who is the target group for social housing and what are their needs? Technological aspects of social housing: how to design and plan for social housing projects, financial aspects: how to finance social housing projects and: the management of social housing and the management of social housing processes. The module will present international case studies.
Module 3: Informal Settlement Upgrading, Regularisation and Tenure Security: This module will start with the concept of the right to the city and its relation to informal housing processes in the developing world and the participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the different meanings and characteristics of informal settlements across the world. Different adaptive and proactive approaches to existing urban informal settlements will be assessed through case studies in order to develop and understanding of possible and existing alternatives to forced evictions. The module will also present new innovative models to finance upgrading and slum improvement, though international case studies, like for instance the TDR system in India, land sharing and land re-adjustments and collaboration with the private sector. Negotiation games on upgrading and other interactive teaching methods will be applied during this module.
Module 4: Sustainable Resettlement Projects: In this module participants will learn about resettlement, the impact of resettlement, what the impoverishment risks are of resettlement and how to overcome those risks. Participants will be introduced to different perspectives on resettlement, from a more planners and pragmatic approach to resettlement to more fundamental perspectives. The safeguard policies of IFA will be studied and different good and bad practices will be presented and discussed. A field visit will be organized to a resettlement site.
International Study Tour: The training application stresses the need for incorporating international experiences in the training programme. The study tour to Nairobi will provide highly interesting field visits and meetings with professionals concentrating on the 5 modules of the training, next to visiting UN-Habitat, where next to learning more about their policies and programmes, future collaboration between CHSUD, IHS and UN-Habitat will be discussed.
Module 5: Urban land development strategies: This module focuses on preventive policies that can make land available for self-produced housing as well as for government entities and private developers. It discusses how land rights on different tenures interface with formal and informal land markets which are overtaking cities. This is a basis to present effective land policies and experiment inclusionary vs. exclusionary zoning, expropriation vs. land readjustment, land banks vs. land trusts, land leasing vs. property taxation, transfer vs. auctioning development rights, and other instruments. The module is structured around a game where land is transacted in a stylised city with land problems (poor governance, informality, speculation, infrastructure deficit, untapped resources) where participants experience difficulties accessing land, but they get a chance to introduce instruments and experience how access is improved. The game is framed by lectures on policies and instruments providing international examples from developed and developing countries.
TOT-2 (last activity): The five groups, having each worked on the course outline and training materials for one of the five courses, present their results. Plenary discussions and feedback from IHS faculty will finalize the curricula and final agreements will be made who will do what in the near future.
Training of Trainers, TOT-1
TOT-1: 23 - 25 January 2013
Provided by Aloysius Bongwa & Maartje van Eerd
Number of training days:
TOT-1: 3 days
Module 1: Housing Rights
Module 1: 28 Jan - 1 February 2013
Provided by Maartje van Eerd & Ore Fika
Module 1: 5 days
Module 2: Developing Social Housing Projects
Module 2: 18 - 22 February 2013
Provided by Ellen Geurts & Alonso Ayala
Module 5: 5 days
Module 3: Informal Settlement Upgrading, Regularisation and Tenure Security