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2.2 Logic model narrative JL1

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2.2 Logic model narrative JL1

  1. 1. The South AfricaSocial HousingandUrban Regenerationproject hasasits ultimate aim the revitalization of innerurbancommunitiesthatprovide accessible housing and improvedsocio-economicconditions for lowincome andpreviouslydisadvantagedSouthAfricans. Insodoing,itwill be contributingtoboth the governmentof SouthAfrica’spriorityof restructuringinnercitiestobetterreflectthe country’s post-apartheidracial profile,aswell asthe Governmentof Canada’s prioritiesof improvedgovernance deliveringbetterqualitypublicservicesinthe contextof expandingandinclusive economicgrowth.To achieve thiswithinthe SouthAfricancontext,twoconditionsmustbe inplace:the existence of an enablingenvironmentof effective andcoordinated resource availability(includingcapital,land,and legal authority);aswell as the existence of capable operationalmanagementexpertise,encapsulatedin Social HousingInstitutions(SHIs) thatare able tosustainablydevelopandmanage inclusive social housingdevelopmentsandurbanregenerationprojectsininnercitylocations. The projectwill therefore focusonthese twopillarsbyimplementingastrategyof capacitybuilding,partnership creationandthe documentationandinstitutionalizationof bestpractices. To achieve thatenablingenvironmentof coordinated resource availability,effective partnershipsneed to be establishedandnourishedamongstavariety of stakeholdersthatinclude national,provincial and municipal levelsof government, SHIs,financial institutions,communityorganizations,transportation authoritiesandthe private sector.Todo this,RC-AIwill designandinstitute arange of capacity building interventionsthatincludethe organizationanddeliveryof local andnational coordination workshops,a seriesof focussedshorttermtechnical assistancemissionstoaddressspecificsocial housing managementneeds,andstudytoursto Canadato learnfrom thiscountry’sexperience withurban regeneration,aswell astoencourage ongoingpartnershipsbetweenCanadianandSouthAfrican institutions.Inordertoensure the viabilityof the project’ssecondpillar,acritical massof capable SHIs, RC-AIwill focusitseffortsonbuildingthe capacityof the National Associationof Social Housing Organizationstoprovide services,trainingandothersupporttoitsmemberSHIsinorder to ensure their financial solvencyandorganizational rigour.Supportwill alsobe provideddirectlytoindividualSHIsas required.RC-AIwill provide programmanagement,technical assistance,andwillorganize learningtours to Canada aimedatminingthe Canadian social housingexperienceandencouragingpartnerships betweenCanadianandSouthAfricannot-for-profitsocial housinginstitutionsandassociations. In the contextof bothprojectpillars,RC-AIwill promote sustainabilityby documentinglessonslearned and bestpractices,presentingthese resultsthroughlocal andnational workshops,andencouragingthe institutionalizationof these practicesthroughpolicyandprocedural development,advocacyand strengthenednetworking.

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