Broad based implementation teams have been established at the global, regional, and national and city levels, to support the management and coordination of the programme. PSUP recognizes that in order to have a sustainable and long-lasting impact, it is necessary to give a role to major urban stakeholders including the target groups.
The PSUP is coordinated by a core team located at the UN-HABITAT Headquarters in Nairobi, with support from other sections and branches of the Agency. The UN-HABITAT team also includes the three regional offices facilitating the PSUP processes in the participating countries based in Nairobi (Kenya), Fukuoka (Japan) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In addition, national and international short-term consultants are recruited as needed.
For the country implementation, UN Habitat Programme Managers and focal points from the regional offices, as well as Senior Human Settlement Officers are in charge of the targeted countries support the every-day management and coordination of the programme.
Global Steering Committee
The Global Steering Committee consists of representatives from the European Commission, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and UN-HABITAT.
National Steering Committee and Country Teams
The National Steering Committee consists of the focal points from the key ministry, the selected cities, the local government association, a representative from NGOs, CBOs, informal and private sector associations as well as from the academic sector.
The Country Team supports the National Steering Committee and ensures high coherence with national priorities, policies as well as on-going activities to avoid duplication.
In participating countries, Country Teams are set-up with the lead of National Officers from UN-HABITAT, as far as they are in place. During the first phase (Urban Sector Profiling), each team consists of three experts, ideally from a national or local institution, university or NGO, to cover the main thematic sectors of the Urban Profiles. This is to ensure that lessons learnt and skills benefit urban communities. During the second phase, depending on the agreed priority intervention, six to ten experts are needed, ideally also from national or local institutions, universities or NGOs.
Government ministries and local authorities
Relevant government ministries and local authorities have a significant role in the PSUP process. They are at the forefront of consultations and workshops. They are perceived to have an ‘enabling’ role as they are able to create conditions favorable to new paradigms in urban development.
Low-income groups and civil society organizations
The primary partner group of the PSUP comprises of low-income groups in selected slums including women, men and children of slum communities. These organizations cannot be considered a homogenous entity with a common or ‘one’ voice, but rather as a reflection of a variety of differing opinions which have collective interests and engagements.
The participation of academic institutions in the PSUP processes is important as they are able to provide their expertise in contextualizing the methodology to local conditions, as well as they can often offer economical inputs to the local PSUP teams.
Additional funding partners
Potential funding partners at country level are being addressed through in-country UN-HABITAT Programme Managers or missions. The resource mobilization aspect will be strongly handled throughout the implementation process to ensure that the urban poor will be directly targeted with pro-poor project realization.