Revitalising Informal Settlements and Their Environments (RISE) Program

The Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program, utilising water sensitive technology innovation to transform quality of life across urban informal settlements in Indonesia and Fiji, continued to advance throughout 2020.

A program-wide reset was undertaken in the midst of the pandemic to safeguard the scientific and technical progress to-date and set up the program for successful delivery of the research and intervention in the context of COVID-19. Local teams were further bolstered to accelerate their capacity to lead and drive research and co-design on the ground. By December 2020 community co-design activities had been completed for the first six settlements in Suva.