SOU 98 - Set up of the African Urban Planning Agencies
PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION
The launch of the global network of Urban Planning Agencies, which took place on 19 October 2016 as part of the Habitat III conference dedicated to sustainable urban development, Quito 2016 formulated the initiative of the National Federation of Urban Agencies (FNAU). This federation has several objectives: to facilitate exchanges between agencies and enable the sharing of experiences, to develop peer-to-peer cooperation and to support the creation of urban agencies around the world.
It is in this context that FNAU therefore proposes to have a convening role, in order to bring together the different actors of the African continent and provide strategic information on access to finance, since the main objective is to build coalitions of action to leverage projects and strengthen the capacity to act to build sustainable African cities that meet the needs of our populations.
It is for this reason that stakeholders concerned with the sustainable development of African cities have called for the establishment of an African network of urban agencies or development agencies that contribute to the development of our cities. This network must be a structure consistent with the global network of urban agencies (MTPA-gn).
The global network of urban agencies (MTPA-gn) launched in Quito during Habitat III brings together agencies from Morocco, Mali, Mexico and France. http://www.mtpa-network.org. Around the development agencies of Mali, a steering committee has been set up with stakeholders from Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Senegal and Togo.