Taking the Approach into a new phase
Since 2010, SKL International has used the SymbioCity Approach (SCA) as a concept and a platform to support sustainable urban development around the globe. The overall objective is to contribute to improved health, safety, comfort and quality of life for poor people living in urban areas.
With continued support from Sida, SKL International now takes the concept into a new era integrating a stronger focus on poverty reduction and gender equality. From December 2015 the SymbioCity Approach 2.0 Programme is off the ground and will last until December 2020.
Main components of the programme:
1. Advancing the SymbioCity Approach, is a way to take advantage of the strong SCA platform and networks that have been established during the first programme and use it as leverage to impact international, regional and national arenas in the field of sustainable urban development, with emphasis on practical ways to move forward.
2. City projects are designed based on experiences obtained in previous pilot projects in Europe, Asia and Africa, and on the needs of the targeted cities. By applying the SCA, capacity of urban development stakeholders in the cities will be built to plan, manage and develop urban areas in a sustainable and participatory manner
- with support provided through local and international expertise, practical work, training and peer learning.
3. Targeted Capacity Building, supports capacity development for urban development professionals in local, regional and national governments, in order to strengthen their capacity to effectively deal with urban development.. The component will focus on Myanmar, in order to generate a critical mass in the country of influential and strategically placed representatives from urban development institutions.. The targeted capacity development will be based on the SCA as a methodology for sustainable and inclusive urban development.