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Cities Without Slums: Support Programme for Western and Central Francophone Africa
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UN-HABITAT is mandated to co-ordinate the efforts of the international community to attain Goal 7/Target 11 of the Millennium Declaration. UN-HABITAT performs that mission worldwide by supporting technical co-operation activities based on stated national needs in respect to human settlements, urban environment and capacity building.
Location: Cities: Cotonou, Dakar and Ouagadougou, Abomey, Pays Gun, and Lome. Countries: Senegal, Mali, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cape Verde, Burundi and Rwanda.
Branch:
- Regional and Technical Cooperation Division
- Regional Office for Arab States
Partner: Cities Alliance, UNEP, Municipal Development Partnership (MDP)
Donor: Cities Alliance
Theme:
- Urban Development and Management
- Training and capacity building
- Slum / human settlements upgrading
- Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
Cost: USD 305,000

Activities

The main activities included:

  • Supporting countries and municipalities in preparing slum upgrading and city development strategies.
  • Providing information and guidelines to countries and municipalities for local urban development, environmental management and slum upgrading projects.
  • Mobilizing development partners, civil society and NGOs in identifying needs and formulating projects proposals.
  • Contributing to the development of partnerships with local and regional bodies for knowledge and information sharing.     

Results

Four proposals were approved by the Cities Alliance for a total budget of US$2,400,000. Several countries benefited from these proposals:

  • City development strategies in Cotonou, Dakar and Ouagadougou, Abomey, Pays Gun, and Lome.
  • Countrywide Cities Without Slums Programmes for Senegal and Mali.
  • Several countries/municipalities have received support, including Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cape Verde, Burundi and Rwanda.
  • National and local authorities in the sub-region benefited from the project in the preparation of new proposals.
 
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