Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
In 2007, at the request of the French consultancy firm HYDROCONSEIL, URBACONSULTING took part in the Development Project of Ouagadougou’s Peri-Urban Neighborhoods, carried out by the Municipality and the National Water and Sanitation Office (ONEA) and funded by the French Development Agency. It provided expertise on land property and social issues, related to the extension of the water network in those neighborhoods where lot restructuring was underway. On the basis of various consultations with the inhabitants involved, URBACONSULTING advised the district authorities to adapt the network design so as to minimize the impact on existing dwellings. The restitution of the lots to the authorities was carried out alongside an information and land property rights distribution strategy for the displaced and re-housed population.