PD Ghana and the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor (GHAFUP) are working with slum communities and like minded civil society partners to secure better housing policies for the urban poor.
Slum dwellers want to improve their housing through participatory methods and not outright evictions, that is why PD Ghana and the Federation have been exploring alternatives to evictions and facilitating dialogues with the state around relocation of the over 70,000 residents in Old Fadama, in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.
They continue to make signiﬁcant contributions to shape policy thinking on low income housing in Ghana and the right to housing. For example, PD Ghana and GHAFUP participated in a number of technical sessions and teams that revised the National Shelter Policy by the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
Again, at the Intenational level, PD Ghana and GHAFUP articulated and lobbied for resources and presented the housing and slum issues of Ghana at forums such as the World Urban Forum which have cumulatively shaped the housing agenda and needs of donors and development partners in a positive way in their dealings with Ghana.