Niamey, Niger 06 to 10 April 2009
CIFAL Ouagadougou in partnership with the Association of Niger Municipalities (AMN) and the Municipal Development Partnership (MDP) organized a workshop on urban planning, especially on the methodologies and tools for the formulation of local development plans (LDPs). This workshop was intended for local authorities, municipal technical staff and representatives from central governments in charge of urban planning and /or land management. 33 participants from 12 African countries attended the workshop (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Centrafrique Djibouti, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo).
To facilitate the implementation of their development programme, local authorities have to ensure that their vision meets real needs and is shared by the communities concerned. Faced with this challenge, the objective of the CIFAL workshop was to provide participants with methodological tools enabling them to direct, formulate and supervise their LDPs, and therefore to implement them more easily and efficiently.