09 / 1995
In Zambia, between 1991-1994, the NGO HUZA has been upgrading a variety of urban centers (50% of the national population live in these areas). The local and federal authorities (Lusaka City Council and Ministry of Housing and Local Government)cooperated with the NGO and community to carry out the upgrading activities. 11,885 people in this urban area benefitted from these upgrading activities in Bauleni, an informal settlement of Lusaka. This experience has had both an local and federal public policies
Human Settlements of Zambia (HUZA); Lusaka City Council; Ministry of Housing and Local Government, UNCHS (Habitat); the Norwegian Center for Cooperative Development
The role of the NGO was to mobilize, coordinate and train the community into action so they may carry out the upgrading activities. They also acted as a mediator between the community and local and federal authorities
Role of the Social Organization
The role of the social organization were to act as the decision-makers and see to the execution of the upgrading activities in Lusaka
The role of the local and federal powers was to approve the upgrading activities and give recognition of land tenure
The women of the community contributed to the upgrading activities through their labor and management
Bold Type of Relations between NGO Government
During the duration of this project, the relationship between the NGO and Government positively shifted from confrontation to negotiation
Levels and Type of Impact
These upgrading activities had an impact at the local and national level.
Data card carried out for the governmentT/NGO cooperation project in the field of human settlement.
HUZA, HUMAN SETTLEMENTS OF ZAMBIA, 1995 (ZAMBIA)