Vision, Scenario Building, and Action Plan for the subdivision of Douala 4
Cameroon has been hosting internally displaced persons and refugees, whose numbers have increased in the last five years due to internal and external crises fuelled by religious and political grievances i.e., Anglophone crisis, Boko Haram, and instability in Central African Republic (CAR).
The Urban Planning and Infrastructure in Migration Contexts (UPIMC) programme recognizes the need to support municipalities with long-term strategic approaches in connecting migration and displacement-affected neighbourhoods with access to public services through financeable infrastructure investments.
Improvement: As a first step, the Douala Spatial Profile was developed for Douala with a focus on Douala 4 to improve the spatial understanding of the existing situation, through an evidence-based analysis and a participative approach.
Based on this report, in which Douala 4 and Mambanda were selected as a pilot subdivision and pilot neighbourhood, the Visioning, Scenario and Action Plan report outlines the long-term roadmap including an urban vision, a scenario and an Action Plan to tackle the identified challenges and to foresee an inclusive and sustainable environment for the host and IDPs communities. This roadmap based on SDGs and engaging the local community and relevant stakeholders provides a blueprint by identifying priority investments that will guide the municipality of Douala 4 and the key stakeholders of the city to implement and ensure transformative actions to reach SGD goals at Douala 4 scale.