Cities Alliance Facility Application Guidelines & Application Form


A Cities Without Slums Facility for Africa was launched by Norway and the United States, respectively, during the Cities Alliance Consultative Group Meeting in Brussels in October 2002. The Facility aims to support the achievement of Millennium Development Goals , particularly Target 11 to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.

The Cities Without Slums Facility for Africa was created specifically for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to help address the underlying conditions for scaling up the attack on urban poverty in the region. The Facility will make available support to cities that wish to develop citywide approaches to slum upgrading and strategic development plans for poverty reduction, working with organisations of the urban poor, civil society, and the private sector.

The Facility can also assist Cities Alliance members to support the efforts of SSA partners (national and local authorities, civil society) to design and implement programmes of action, in accordance with Cities Without Slums Action Plan.

The Facility will support cities committed to citywide upgrading and to secure tenure, and that are prepared to set specific local impact targets in support of the Cities Without Slums action plan. The Facility will also support the efforts of organisations of urban poor and organisations of local authorities to build their capacities to be full partners in this development process. The Facility is primarily intended to help cities access longer-term support from the Cities Alliance and its members.

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 Cities Without Slums Facility for Africa and how to apply for funds