Greater Banjul 2040 With the assistance of the African Development Bank, UNOPS is supporting the Government of The Gambia to create a Digital Urban Plan for its capital city and surroundings, the Greater Banjul Area. The Urban Plan will drive the city's development for the next 20 years in terms of land use and infrastructure. The Digital Urban Plan aims at improving urban services to the population to support its development, including climate resilience, economic development and social inclusion.
Cities Alliance is supporting UNOPS in this project by providing guidance, tools and technical assistance to make the Urban Plan a tool of women's social and economic empowerment. In August, UNOPS and Cities Alliance will organise a survey of women in the Greater Banjul area to assess how the city's infrastructure and services are supporting women in their daily lives. In September, partners will organise workshops with women's groups to discuss the survey results and propose recommendations of measures to include in the Urban Plan. In January, UNOPS and Cities Alliance will assist women's groups to perform spatial assessments of public spaces and neighbourhood amenities and provide recommendations. The results of this engagement will be included in the Digital Urban Plan due in July 2021.
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