Secondary Cities Douala (Cameroon)
Even though City planners and operational managers have proactively expanded rain flow, expanded gutters and cleared debris along the way. In the last 14 years, rainfall volume has doubled, with more intense rainfalls and for a longer duration of time – a part of global climate change phenomenon. During this time, Douala’s coastal areas are seeing significant erosions during resulting in population moving to inner cities. Continued deterioration has left significant parts of Douala especially Douala 3, the largest and most vulnerable district with limited sanitation, access to drinking water and electricity. Based on the above, key project activities focused on:
Even though City planners and operational managers have proactively expanded rain flow, expanded gutters and cleared debris along the way.
Based on the above, key project activities focused on:
- Data collection in all 6 districts in line with the Douala’s priorities. A strong emphasis was on additional data collection around shelters, emergency routes and capacities in case of emergency, roadways and toll gates where applicable
- Demonstrated application and analysis of data.
- Defined a sustainability plan working with partners for future funding including:
- Continue training of key resources so they can sustain acquired knowledge
- Continue data collection and develop a long-term decision support model based on Douala 3
- Get funding for additional data collection technology for predictive analysis
Build an application that could be used in other local cities facing similar challenges especially Kribi, Tiko and Limbe, given their proximity of the Atlantic Ocean and their topography that is quite similar to Douala.