Elected members from Chad’s largest cities and officials from the relevant ministries have attended a two-week seminar organized by CEFEB, AFD Group’s training center, which mainly aimed to raise participants’ awareness of the major urban development issues and their multidisciplinary nature.
Provide elected members and technicians with basic urban planning tools
Since 2009, CEFEB, AFD Group’s training center, has been organizing a training program on “local authority management”, which aims to support operations and is intended for local authorities in AFD’s areas of operation. CEFEB has organized a decentralized seminar on this topic in N’Djamena, tailored to the specific issues for Chad, and on account of the close partnership between AFD and the City of N’Djamena.
Length: 3 min. 56. Directed by Mathieu Arnaudet
A diverse public, gathering elected members and technicians from Chad’s largest cities (N’Djamena, Abéché, Sarh, Mao, Mongo Doba…), as well as officials from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MATUH), Ministry of Local Government and Decentralization (MATD) and officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Equipment (MIE), benefited from this two-week multifaceted training program. The training session was held from 10 to 21 December 2012.
It was indeed the lectures, workshops and in situ exercises that allowed participants to address the different issues (urban mobility, waste management, water and sanitation) that urban planning must endeavor to consider in an integrated manner.
The group of elected members and technicians taking part in the seminar. Photo by AFD
Kicking-off the symposium “N’Djamena: Devising the capital city of tomorrow”
This seminar was the first technical stage of the events in February 2013 when the symposium on the City of N’Djamena was held. This symposium looked at the capital city of Chad in a comparative manner with the aim of enhancing its development. It is indeed through the experiences of other capital cities that AFD and its partners (City Hall, MATUH, the National Association of Architects, the University of N’Djamena, the European Union Delegation (EUD), the French Institute in Chad (IFT) and the consulting firm UrbaPlan) provided political leaders and the relevant staff with elements to devise the City of N’Djamena of tomorrow in a sustainable manner.