High-level Private Sector Partnership Forum, January 29th-31st, 2020, Nairobi

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  • event locationNairobi, Kenya

To foster engagement and partnerships between the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme and the private sector, a three-day forum will be organized in Nairobi from 29th-31st January 2020 to explore innovative and investable solutions to urban development in African cities.

The goal of the event is to build a community of practice on which new partnerships can be forged towards innovative win-win linking private sector interests with municipalities and communities in informal settlements. The planned outcome of the event is an established business network with the business community around selected private sector-led solutions and products serving informal communities, and thus leading to increased commercial investment in financing SDG 11.1 and its cross-cutting issues.

Thematic Areas

The thematic areas of common interest with businesses encompass selected topics covering:
• urban infrastructure and services, such as water, sanitation and waste management
• construction, affordable and green housing
• energy, mobility and transportation
• social-economic development, small scale enterprise development
• end-use finance, mortgage finance, microfinance etc.
• community-managed funds


The participants will consist of approximately 90 representatives from national and local governments, decision-makers, planners and technical staff, communities and civil society, international and local private sector companies and businesses, construction and property development industry, financial institutions, investors, start-ups, non-profit foundations and international financial cooperation and development partners.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Sobczak

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)


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