Cameroon
Multi-level governance
Territorial planning and territorial management

Urban Platform Cameroon

Expertise France is a key player in France's development policy and a subsidiary of the AFD Group. It is an interministerial agency that implements international technical cooperation projects.

An initiative of Expertise France

Overview of the project

This project is a component of the EU-funded programme Cameroon, sustainable and inclusive green cities, implemented by Expertise France, to the tune of €4.9m.
It aims to improve public policies on land use planning for sustainable and inclusive cities by (i) strengthening land management and urban planning mechanisms and (ii) improving knowledge and increasing the accessibility of urban data, including on issues of inclusion and resilience.
In order to improve public policies on spatial planning and to make our towns and cities sustainable and inclusive places to live and work, it was vital to bring together all the actors involved in urban development to identify common problems and solutions based on successful experiences in Cameroon. This is the core of the project, the National Platform of Urban Stakeholders. The Platform will base its discussions and decisions on the work carried out by the working groups and on the data made available on the collaborative digital platform. The work carried out by the WGs will be fed by the data made available and will in turn feed into the work on the review of the standards framework. This work will be capitalised on to develop tools and practical guides which will then be made available on the collaborative digital platform and linked to the capacity-building actions. These will consist of offering appropriate training courses to CTD staff and members of the Platform – with a view to improving the efficiency, quality and relevance of urban projects. Some of this training will be made available online.

Objective

Improving public policies on spatial planning for sustainable and inclusive cities.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

Du 01/01/2023 au 31/12/2026. Project still in progress

Quantitative results

The implementation of project activities has just begun.

Qualitative results

The implementation of project activities has just begun.

Financing

This project is funded by the European Union.

About the
organisation

Expertise France

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Cécile HALLER
Project manager of Plateforme Urbaine au Cameroun
cecile.haller@expertisefrance.fr
+237657847843

A key player in France’s development policy and an AFD Group subsidiary, Expertise France is an interministerial agency that implements international technical cooperation projects. With an approach focused on practice and the field, agile mode and dialogue between peers, Expertise France designs and implements projects that sustainably strengthen public policies in developing and emerging countries. To help its partners achieve the Agenda 2030, it works in the main key areas of public action and sustainable development: democratic, economic and financial governance – security, peace and stability – climate, biodiversity and sustainable development – health, education and human development.

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Other partners / supporters

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINHDU),
Ministry of Decentralisation and Local Development (MINDDEVEL)
Ministry of Domains, Cadastre and Land Affairs (MINDCAF)
Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT)
Association of United Towns and Cities of Cameroon (CVUC)
Association of the Regions of Cameroon (ARC)
Urban communities of Yaoundé, Douala and Maroua.