CAMEROON IMPACT STORY: Fostering political will to create a platform for cooperation between all key stakeholders.
Slums are an ongoing and dominant feature of Cameroon’s urban centres. More than half of Cameroonians now live in towns and cities (53% or around 13 million of Cameroon’s estimated 23 million)2 and an estimated 60% of those are living in informal settlements and slums3. With an urban growth rate of around 5%4 , the challenge of managing and preventing slums is critical.
The aim of this impact story is to explore how Cameroon is using its national leadership and participation in UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), to prepare for city-wide slum upgrading.