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Pamoja Trust is implementing a project on piloting the applicability of the 2016 Community Land Act (CLA) in improving tenure security of households in informal settlements. This implementation involves extensive engagement with key stakeholders including national and county government agencies, beneficiary communities in informal settlements, development partners working on urban land issues such as UN-Habitat etc. it also includes the application of innovative and pro-poor land tools and approaches for recognizing and recording people-to-land relationships through the establishment of community land registries for communities in informal settlements.

One of the key components of the project is the registration process of communal land in informal settlements in select areas in Mombasa and Nairobi counties. This will involve contextualization of the land tenure dynamics in these settlements, establishment of linkages with the 2016 CLA regulations and the subsequent adaptation as well as the implementation of fit-for-purpose land tools that: -actualize the continuum of land rights approach; -incorporate inclusive approaches through participatory enumeration; and, -highlight the gender status in land and property tenure relations.

In this context, Pamoja Trust is seeking to recruit a “Land Information Expert” to provide strategic guidance, technical support and capacity development in the establishment of community land registers, as enshrined in the 2016 CLA, through the application of pro-poor and gender responsive land tools.

For more information, Please see the link below:

  1. Call for Expression of Interest to Provide Strategic Guidance, Technical Support and Capacity Development in the Establishment of Community Land Registers

 

Pamoja Trust is implementing a project on piloting the applicability of the 2016 Community Land Act (CLA) in improving tenure security of households in informal settlements. This implementation involves extensive engagement with key stakeholders including national and county government agencies, beneficiary communities in informal settlements, development partners working on urban land issues such as UN-Habitat etc. it also includes the application of innovative and pro-poor land tools and approaches for recognizing and recording people-to-land relationships through the establishment of community land registries.

While the primary focus of the project is to ensure the communal registration of at least one community in Nairobi or Mombasa County, it will be important to systematically capture and document the acquired knowledge and experience throughout the implementation stage. This will involve, among other outputs, the development of an operational guide on registration of community land in informal settlements and a publish-ready project experience report.

In this context, Pamoja Trust is seeking to recruit a “Knowledge Management Expert” to provide strategic guidance and contribute in the knowledge management and documentation work related to the aforementioned project.

For more information, Please see the link below:

2. Call for Expression of Interest to Provide Strategic Guidance and Contribute in the Knowledge Management and Documentation of Communal Land Registration in Nairobi or Mombasa County

 

Kenya’s slums are growing at an unprecedented rate as more and more people move to cities in search of employment and other opportunities. Areas considered as rural are also now growing into urban areas. The government and local authorities are faced with the serious challenge of guiding the physical growth of urban areas and providing adequate services for the growing urban population through Slum Upgrading initiatives.

The Kenyan government has had slum upgrading initiatives i.e., the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP) and the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project (KISIP). These programmes have been aimed at improving the livelihoods of people living and working in slums and informal settlements which entails promoting, facilitating, and where necessary, providing security of tenure, housing improvement, income generation and physical and social infrastructure.

Slum upgrading should be holistic and integrated, as the aims are multiple. UN – HABITAT uses the development of an integrated infrastructure system as an entry point to slum upgrading, in order to reduce the cost of housing. This is combined with the construction or upgrading of the existing housing stock, later to be linked to capacity-building and income-generation activities for the residents of the informal settlements, aimed at improving livelihoods. These activities go hand in hand with improving the capacity of local authorities to plan and cater for sprawling developments in their cities.[1]The task of making slums better living and working environments for the urban poor, along with the inseparable task of reducing poverty, can only be achieved through a common vision, which can be achieved through participatory slum upgrading.

[1] UN-HABITAT and Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP)

Pamoja Trust is seeking to recruit a consultant to review the context and status of informal settlement upgrading and planning focusing on capacity needs associated to participatory informal settlement upgrading

For more information, Please see the link below:

3. Call for Expression of Interest to Review the Context and Status of Informal Settlements Upgrading and Planning