|Organisation :||Canadian Institute of Planners / Institut Canadien des urbanistes|
|Type :||Association professionelle|
|Mandat :||The Canadian Institute of Planners represents and supports professional planners in Canada and is the national advocate for securing, as a benefit to all generations, the creation of healthy, sustainable and livable communities and natural environments through effective planning and the advancement of the planning profession.|
|Adresse :||116 Albert Street, Suite 801
FAX: (613) 237-7045
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|Personne ressource :||Michel Frojmovic|
|Secteur :||Gouvernement et société civile|
|Description du stage :||
The KCC is a key role player in the Urban Poverty and Environment (UPE)
Focus City Research Initiative (Kampala) project, which has been approved to
receive (CAD) $ 1.2 million of financial support from International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) over a period of 42 months to improve urban livelihoods
for poor communities in Kampala through sustainable management and use of
natural resources and enhanced institutional partnerships
The specific objectives of this project are to:
- Develop gender responsive innovative options for management of solid and liquid wastes with the community for enhanced nutrient reuse and reduced contamination risk
- Establish improved gender responsive and community-led food and income security through sustainable agro-enterprises
- Strengthen policy and decision making frameworks that are gender sensitive, to integrate poverty reduction within urban natural resource management and planning, through stakeholder participation and communication
The project is building on the experience of the Kampala Edible Landscape Project (KELP) which already received two high successful CIP interns. It began in August 2006 and will run to January 2010. Although KELP has taken place in Kyanja Parish (Kampala), north-east of the city, this project is being implemented in the neighbourhood of Kawaala-Kasubi, a densely populated low-lying, and largely wetland area in the north-west part of Kampala. This neighbourhood has an estimated population of 40,000 and a density of 141 persons per hectare, about 3 times Kampala's average. This is one of the city's "poverty hot-spots" and is characterized by informal settlements with limited services and infrastructure. The numerous plots of coco yams, bananas, sweet potatoes, horticultural crops and grazing livestock indicate that agriculture is a major part of local livelihoods.
The focus of the internship is on the overseas component. In-Canada activities will include pre-departure briefing & cultural orientation, review of background project documentation, travel logistics and meetings with Canadian project team members to discuss project activities and the overall approach to international development. Where practical, meetings with former interns who have traveled to the country under the Canadian Institute of Planners program will also be arranged.
The intern will carry out field surveys and studies, interviews with different stakeholders, including residents and local administration officials, and will support policy development on solid and liquid waste management and activities such as urban agriculture (UA), recycling and agricultural businesses in Kampala.
The intern will:
- Collect and compile information on recycling and UA livelihood activities in Kampala.
- Help with the organization of meetings with the community and local government officials, including providing renderings and panels, and preparing Power Point presentations for use by the Kampala FCRI Team during such meetings.
- Review and update policy materials related to Urban Agriculture, solid and liquid waste management
- Support the Kampala FCRI Team
The intern will be managed from Canada by Jean D'Aragon, Senior Program Officer, Urban Poverty and Environment (UPE-IDRC), and in Uganda by Ms. Margaret Azuba and John Muwanga Musisi, from Kampala City Council (KCC).
|Organisation d'accueil :||Kampala City Council|
|Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil :||Kampala City Council (KCC) represents one of 56 municipal districts in Uganda. It is administratively divided into 5 divisions. KCC is comprised of a political and an administrative arm. The political arm is mandated to make policy decisions and by-laws and is headed by the Mayor. The administrative side is headed by the Chief Executive officer/Town Clerk who is charged with the delivery of support services. The mission of the KCC is to provide and facilitate the delivery of quality, sustainable, customer oriented services effectively and efficiently.|