The main activities included:
Supporting countries and municipalities in preparing slum upgrading and city development strategies.
Providing information and guidelines to countries and municipalities for local urban development, environmental management and slum upgrading projects.
Mobilizing development partners, civil society and NGOs in identifying needs and formulating projects proposals.
Contributing to the development of partnerships with local and regional bodies for knowledge and information sharing.
Four proposals were approved by the Cities Alliance for a total budget of US$2,400,000. Several countries benefited from these proposals:
City development strategies in Cotonou, Dakar and Ouagadougou, Abomey, Pays Gun, and Lome.
Countrywide Cities Without Slums Programmes for Senegal and Mali.
Several countries/municipalities have received support, including Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cape Verde, Burundi and Rwanda.
National and local authorities in the sub-region benefited from the project in the preparation of new proposals.