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For better future of Senegalese cities Transforming Senegal slums through urban renewal, according to Baraka slum upgrading model

Fatoumata Fofana

Moderator

date

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

16:30-18:00

place
Multifunction Hall Room 18
organization
Ministry of Urban Planning Housing and Public Hygiene
country
Senegal
language
English
theme
Equitable urban futures
Reference: 
NE 158

Summary

Senegal experiences rapid urban growth without effective planning, (42% of the population live in cities) resulting in the development of slums that represent nearly 40% of urban area. The Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing and Public Hygiene formulated the "Senegal Zero Slums" program with the main objective : eradicate and prevent new slums development through urban renewal accordingly Baraka slum upgrading model. This model is based on the redevelopment of neighbourhoods and the implementation of real estate programs ensuring free in-situ or off-site relocation of impacted populations. This model allows curative treatment of slums and does not exclude occupants who, being relocated will not settle elsewhere to increase the number of slum dwellers. It is an approach for treatment but also for urban extension, integrating the achievement of ambitious programs for real-estate development under private sector assets. It is also some way of financing urban planning operations by the land tenure and real estate value-added.

Objectives

Overall Goal: To improve slums dwellers living environment and living conditions. Specific goals: 1. Develop, rebuild and regularize slums through public private partnerships 2. Improve resilience to climate change and urban risks 3. Promote territorial economy and jobs creation 4. Support local stakeholders and communities by prevention new slums development.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Serigne Mansour TALL
Dr.
université Amadou Mactar MBOW
Mr. Jean Paul Elong MBASSI
Executif head
CGLUA
Ms. Kerstin SOMMER
Branch Head
UN HABITAT PSUP
Mr. Dudu MBYE
Consultant
Private
Mr. Bachir KANOUTE
Executif Head
ENDA ECOPOP