Cities continue to receive influx of migrants from rural areas in search of livelihood opportunities. This immigration exacerbates the challenges faced by cities and leads to further unplanned growth, poor living and working conditions in urban areas. Local governments play a critical role in shaping and implementing policies on the livelihoods of poorer groups and their access to essential services.
UMC integrates an urban poor focus across all of its research, programs and projects to improve outcomes and bring equality. Under livelihood and poverty alleviation, UMC broadly works in thematic areas of sanitation based livelihoods and supporting local governments to ensure equity in service delivery to urban poor settlements.
We are currently implementing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission & Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) convergence with the support of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has led a paradigm change in India’s urban development, with the implementation of its two flagship missions- Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) and the Swachh Bharat Mission– Urban (SBM-U).
UMC has developed an e-learning platform for urban poor . The U-LEARN (Urban Livelihood e-Learning and Resource Network) application is an e-learning initiative with the objective of building capacities of DAY-NULM and SBM-U functionaries. The training video’s is address to urban poor associated with sanitation related activities as well as for government officials.
The website link for the registration of U-learn is addressed as below:
The mobile application is available on Google Play Store as well as Apple Store.
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Urban+Management+Centre-UMC