The “Programme de Développement Economique et Social des Villes Secondaires exposées à des facteurs d’instabilité (PRODESV II)” is in line with the government’s programme to fight poverty and to provide access to employment as set out in the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (Document de Stratégie pour la Croissance et l’Emploi- DSCE) as well as Cameroon’s vision for 2035 and the Sustainable Development Goals. This Programme follows on from PRODESV, implemented by AMBERO since 2019, and targets Cameroonian cities and towns that are affected by instability factors in relation to large population displacements and will mainly target areas hosting refugees, IDPs and other types of migrants in Cameroon.
The second phase of the Programme will support 8 secondary cities (Dibombari, Mbanga, Melon, Nkongsamba 1er, Babadjou, Galim, Bangourain and Nkong-Zem) in the Regions Littoral and West of Cameroon. Support is provided through the implementation of municipal projects – especially the construction of public infrastructure – based on an approach promoting the integration of local entrepreneurship, vocational training and labour-intensive works (HIMO). The Project is implemented by the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance – FEICOM. The latter is a national agency in charge of financing municipal projects and supporting local development throughout Cameroon.
The specific objective of PRODESV II is to strengthen the capacity of secondary cities to cope with crises, welcome new arrivals and promote inclusive communal socio-economic development in an environmentally friendly manner, in order to contribute to strengthening regional stability and better migration management in Cameroon.
The expected results of PRODESV II are as follows:
Good Governance and Civil Society / Regional and Economic Development
Client: Equipment Special Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) /KfW
Period: 01.2021 – 12.2025