City planning and community mapping: Gathering people and data in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo

Local Cartographers Pointe-Noire
January 2019

GFDRR published a Feature Story on how the ACP-EU NDRR Program and the ACP-EU Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative support to community mapping in Pointe-Noire, the Republic of Congo.

Infrastructure projects are being implemented to address climate risks such as flooding, but they often lack the necessary maps and data to ensure their success. With financial support from the ACP-EU NDRR Program, Open Cities Pointe-Noire collaborates with the World Bank’s Urban Development and Poor Neighbourhood Upgrading Project and local stakeholders to build the information needed to improve urban planning across the city. By engaging with the local population and decision makers, they are put at the centre of urban planning.

 The Feature Story is available here.