Urban Resilience and Informality

ICLEI South Asia and ICLEI South East Asia, in partnership with Nashik Municipal Corporation, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, Denpasar Municipality and Local Government of Quezon City has successfully launched the Misereor funded project on Urban Resilience and Informality in January 2016.

The project aims to assess and disseminate key lessons on resilience building and inclusive governance, with a focus on residents in informal settlements, to local, sub-national and national governments in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The project will address this issue by connecting the informal sector to decision-makers from national and local governments, with support from intermediaries, e.g. local and international organizations including NGOs and research institutions, in order to develop policy recommendations on resilience building opportunities for cities within informal settlements.

The project will develop ‘solution baskets’ and road maps for the implementation of the same in cities in the region. The uniqueness of the project lies in the fact that the solutions basket thus developed will also be put to implementation in two of the project cities.

The project deliverables are:-

  • Development of 4 city-specific problem statements on informal settlements and urban resilience 
  • Providing expert ‘knowledge sharing’ and ‘solution finding’ platforms to address the vulnerabilities faced by urban informal settlements
  • Development of ‘solution baskets’ for integrating informal settlements with urban resilience actions
  • Pilot implementation of the roadmap in 2 cities aimed at building resilience in the urban informal settlements.

South Asian project cities:
India - Nashik, Bidhannagar;  Indonesia - Denpasar; Philippines - Quezon City 

ICLEI South Asia and ICLEI South East Asia
Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), India
Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) India
Denpasar Municipality, Indonesia
Local Government of Quezon City, Philippines


Project Duration
January 2016 - October 2016




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