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Promoting inclusive and fair climate action in cities around the world

Itad has been contracted by Porticus Foundation to be the Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Lesson Learning (SMELL) partner for the Fair Urban Transitions programme


Porticus is an international organisation that manages and develops the philanthropic programmes of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs. Porticus collaborates with partners around the globe to foster human dignity, social justice, and sustainability, aiming to contribute to systemic social change by combining their thematic expertise and global networks.

The Fair Urban Transition Programme is part of the Porticus Purposeful Transition Portfolio. The portfolio focuses on partnerships that promote inclusive and fair climate action in cities around the world, with a particular focus on Madrid and Bengaluru. The programme is developed together with regional colleagues in Asia and Europe and has both global and local partners.

The overall goal of the Fair Urban Transition Programme is to support cities to transition to a regenerative, post-carbon economy in a way that has a positive impact on the lives of marginalised groups and those who are currently underrepresented in climate change policy. Key to the programme is working with citizens and grassroots organizations to ensure that policies are developed fairly and inclusively and that they lead to a fairer transition.

Our role

Itad has been contracted as the programme’s Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Lessons Learning (SMELL) partner, to support programme implementation through the generation of agile, evidence-based insights and impact evaluation.

The vision for Itad’s SMELL partnership with Porticus is to accompany the programme partners in their journey to learn how to achieve effective and inclusive change in cities. In particular, Itad will help generate and share learning and evidence with all the programme partners.

Itad is also the SMELL partner for the Porticus Fair Rural Transitions programme.