PDP Programme Manager Marion Fischer visits the World Urban Forum 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22 to 26 of March 2010 to present PDP’s lessons learnt in the field of participatory upgrading of informal areas.
The World Urban Forum is one of the world’s premier conference on cities. The Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
Along with the participation in the World Urban Forum 5, Germany launched the website http://www.germany-wuf.de/ to introduce all key facts concerning a sustainable urban future that are presented at the Forum including various information and materials on projects/programmes financed by the German government. The website also introduces the latest movie about the PDP: http://www.germany-wuf.de/index.php?page_id=11.