Sister Cities International’s Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program (AUPAP) was designed to address urban poverty through water, health, and sanitation projects developed collaboratively by U.S. and African sister city programs. This included participation and support from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, municipal governments and traditional leaders in Africa to provide sustained technical assistance and community development strategies.
Beyond these projects, the program developed a support network for sister cities on the continent of Africa to promote the mission of peace and prosperity through international people-to-people collaboration. In 2010 and 2011, 25 sister city partnerships representing 13 African countries and 16 U.S. states were competitively selected to participate in AUPAP. Through these partnerships, community members in the African cities, along with members of civic, municipal, and private organizations in both the U.S. and Africa, selected projects in the areas of water, sanitation, and health to address local problems in these areas.
Together the U.S. and African partners combined their technical expertise and experience to plan, implement, and monitor their projects, with administrative and technical support from Sister Cities International.
See below for documentary videos from participating cities.
To learn more, visit http://sistercities.org/africa-urban-poverty-alleviation-program.