The social housing scheme for Mogadishu is a scaled-up version of an existing pilot for 300 housing units. The scheme will provide a mixed use, mixed density space with a socially mixed population. Infrastructure, services and access, designed for integration with the existing urban fabric. Revenue generated ensures that the housing project can generate enough return to cover essential management O&M. The governance model of the scheme will ensure local authority and community representation.
Development Opportunities, Upgrading of Existing Social and Community Assets
The proposed scheme is a scaled up from the pilot project, physical site and typology design has been completed and endorsed for the pilot and the governance model designed. Currently the pilot is in the tendering phase and construction is expected to begin in early 2020.
Feasibility Assessment: Proof of concept, economic model, licensing and approvals obtained. Clearly presents rationale and identifies technical and financial challenges.
15,000 Urban poor and IDPs.
The New Urban Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) by 193 UN member States in 2016, provides a shared vision of cities for all through the equal use and enjoyment of cities and human settlements, promoting inclusivity and ensuring safe, healthy, accessible, affordable, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements to leave no one behind. As a transformative force, urbanization has changed ways of thinking and acting, ways of governance, ways of using space, lifestyles, social and economic relations, consumption and production patterns. The adoption of both the SDGs with its dedicated urban goal, SDG 11, and the New Urban Agenda reflects the global acknowledgement of the role urbanization can play as a force for sustainable development.
In order to fully harness the potential of sustainable urban development, the New Urban Agenda forged the following transformative commitments:
SGD 1 – No Poverty
The New Urban Agenda recognizes “that the growing inequality and the persistence of multiple forms and dimensions of poverty, including the rising number of slum and informal settlement dwellers, is affecting both developed and developing countries.” It commits to “people-centered, and age and gender-responsive urban development,” that takes account the inclusion of refugees, displaced populations and migrants, and the needs of disabled people through a range of actions, including facilitating access to “affordable serviced land, housing, energy, safe drinking water and sanitation, waste disposal, sustainable mobility, … information and
communication technologies,” and to public spaces for all.
SGD 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Urbanization generates wealth and vibrancy through concentrating people – their ideas, assets, interests, culture, education, wealth and needs – facilitating increased opportunities for transactions. This phenomenon, known as economies of agglomeration, benefits from compact, dense, mixed-use urban environments with good connectivity, effective infrastructure, and financing mechanisms that translate urban economies into revenue, which in turn can be reinvested towards the continual improvement of the public domain and the business environment. The New Urban Agenda, as well as committing to above principles, commits to ensure that improved urban economies result in decent work opportunities, the “empowerment of women and their full and equal participation in the economy,” and to “social mobility and opportunities for marginalized groups.”
Guidelines and legal framework being developed in support from UN Habitat.
Public Private Partnership
~$3M from EU and UN Habitat + land donated by local authority
Yes. National Level, Subnational/regional level.
Subsidisation of land.
H.E Abdi Adam Hoosow – Minister for Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing;
H.E Deqa Yasin – Minister for Women and Human Rights Development.
H.E Omar Mohamud Mohamed – Mayor and Governor of Mogadishu;
Dr. Hodan Abdullahi Ali – Regional Humanitarian Coordinator and Special Advisor to the Mayor.
Matthew Flynn – UNHABITAT
Approval from Mayor and Governor.
Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending
Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)
No supporting documents included.