Senegal
Adaptation - Resilience
Sustainable housing - Building

Sustainable Housing Initiative

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) finances, supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer and more sustainable world.

An initiative of Agence Française de Developpement / French Agency for Development

Overview of the project

Developing countries are experiencing accelerated urbanisation accompanied by fragmentation of cities, a deterioration in the quality of life of their inhabitants and growing inequalities in access to adequate housing (gender, affordability, access to appropriate financial products, etc.). The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the importance of housing in combating disease, but also the existing inequalities linked to this sector (e.g. quality, Internet access, overcrowding, etc.). Given its central role in the spatial organisation of cities, housing should be at the heart of the response to these issues. A supply of quality housing that is integrated into the urban fabric contributes to: the reduction of poverty and inequality, the social inclusion of households and local economic development as a major source of income and employment. Housing is also at the heart of strategies and efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Objective

Supporting public policies for affordable and sustainable housing

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

2021- Project still in progress

Quantitative results

Qualitative results

Financing

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About the
organisation

Agence Française de Developpement / French Agency for Development

website
sylvestre MANG
Joint Director AFD-CAMEROON
mangs@afd.fr
+237697859592

The Agence française de développement (AFD) Group finances, supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer and more sustainable world. Climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban planning, health, governance… Our teams are involved in more than 4,200 projects in Overseas France and 150 countries. In this way, we are contributing to France’s and the French people’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).