- EThekwini Municipality through its Human Settlements Department and Africa Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS)
- UN-Habitat Safer Cities Programme, Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC), United Cities and Local Governments – Africa (UCLG-A), Africa Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS), South African Department of Human Settlements, South African Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Integrated informal settlement upgrading programmes have shown great potential for violence and crime prevention through urban planning and management. Experiences show that integrated urban interventions with public space in the center in socially vulnerable neighborhoods can result in successful strategies to involve and empower the local community.
Within the framework of the Durban City Lab on Safer Cities and using the case of Namibia Stop 8 and Blackburn Village in Durban, South Africa as a showcase of two different but complimentary participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading, this session aims to promote the 'co-production of safety for all' through citywide, community-based, coalition-oriented, multi-sectorial and evidence-based urban interventions.