Mali

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A typical Dogon mud city on the hillside of the Bandiagara escarpment, Mali. © Shutterstock

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2015): US$ 434,347
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2015): 2 projects
  • Main donors: Tillvaxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic & Regional Growth), Cities Alliance, European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing partners: Centre Régional pour l’Eau Potable et l’Assainissement à faible coût (CREPA) Mali, Direction Nationale D’Hyraulique (DHN) Mali of the University of Bamako, L’Association des Municipalités du Mali (AMM), L’Agence Nationale d’Investissements de Collectivités Territoriales (ANICT), AGETIP-Mali, CTAC Sarl

In formulating a national programme on slum improvement and prevention, UN-Habitat worked the Malian Municipalities of Bamako, Kayes, Kita, Ségou, Nioro, Koulikoro, Dïolo, Sikasso, Kadiolo, Mopti, Douentza, Goundam, Diré, Gao, Ansongo, Kidal & Tessalit.

General information
  • Population: 14.85 million
  • GDP per Capita: $10.31 billion
  • GDP growth: -1.20%
  • Urban population: 36%
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 3.0%
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 4.80%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 2.0%  

Source: World Bank 2012  

Mali is divided into eight regions and one district. Each region has a governor. Since Mali’s regions are very large, the country is subdivided into 49 cercles and 703 communes. The capital city of Mali is Bamako.

UN-Habitat projects in Mali

1) Water and Sanitation Trust Fund: Contribution from Tillvaxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth) Technology transfer for access to safe water in a changing climate – demonstrating solar water pasteurization in the urban African context

Donors: the donors that funded activities in Mali between 2008 to 2013 were Tillvaxtverket, the Swedish Agency for Economic & Regional Growth, and Cities Alliance.

Implementing partners: UN-Habitat has worked with Centre Régional pour l’Eau Potable et l’Assainissement à faible coût (CREPA) Mali, Direction Nationale D’Hyraulique (DHN) Mali of the University of Bamako, L’Association des Municipalités du Mali (AMM), L’Agence Nationale d’Investissements de Collectivités Territoriales (ANICT), AGETIP-Mali, CTAC Sarl amongst others.

2) Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme: The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading and sustainable housing in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Mali, particularly in the selected cities of Bamako, Bandiagara and Kayes thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

  • Implementation Phase: Phase II
  • Duration: 26 February 2014 – 31 December 2015
  • Value: US$310,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, Republic of Mali through the Office Malien de l’Habitat
  • Implementing Partners: Office Malien de l’Habitat
  • Profile cities/ location: Bamako, Bandiagara, Kayes

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