GreenCity of Niamey


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Project Overview

The GreenCity of Niamey will not only allow the construction of 5 000 green smart-houses affordable and connected , green-schools and green-hospitals through ecological , economic and resilient construction methods with extremely reduced costs compared to others methods but also this city will be bounded by a green wall of more than 1 000 trees will be planted to surround it ; It will have green and sustainable asphalt roads ; it will also allow the development of 5 000 greenhouse gardens .


  • Affordable Housing
  • Energy
  • Roads & Bridges
  • Urban Infill & Public Space
  • Waste Management
  • Water & Sanitation
Funding Goal


The main objective of the project is to reduce the amount of waste at source by recovering solid waste in order to reduce the volumes of waste to be stored in the only currently saturated landfill and to reduce the cost of transport by making available to the population targets at the level of the Urban Commune of Antananarivo Techniques simple to be copied and taken over by the population aiming at the spontaneous multiplication of recycling companies in the fokontany. The specific objectives are: – contribute to the fight against climate change by reducing GHG emissions; – Advocate with the authorities to implement a strategy for wide dissemination of biogas production facilities at family level.

Progress Tracker


  • Phase 1 (Completed)

    spread over 3 months will allow the launch of the project , the development of the implementation plan , feasibility studies , city plan design and facilities of perimeter . The phase 2 spread over 3 months will allow the construction of the green brick factory , the construction of a research and innovation center for research and development . The phase 3 spread over 24 months will allow the start of construction of the GreenCity until the completion of the work , facilities and equipment of the city . The phase , it is spread over 4 months and will allow the exploitation of the city ; the assessment , the evaluation and the analysis of the results of the project .

  • Phase 2 (Completed)


  • Phase 3 (Completed)


  • Phase 4 (Completed)


Current Stage

Concept Stage: Specific projects are identified and conceptualized. There exists a basic economic model.



Project Milestones

  • The preliminary project schedule is spread over 30 months from July 2020 to December 2021 for the construction of the GreenCity . Phase Tasks Budget (50 000 000$) Period ( Trimester ) Launch of the GreenCity project:
  • Elaboration of partnership contracts
  • Administrative procedures
  • Recruitment of a cabinet of study and expertise
  • In-depth feasibility studies
  • In-depth impact studies
  • City plan design
  • Organization and structuring of the project
  • Staff and employee training
  • Development of a database of partners
  • Facilities and servicing of the perimeter of the city 300 000 $ 1 Elaboration and implementation of action plan Construction of the green brick factory Research and development
  • Research and development
  • Elaboration and implementation of action plan
  • Construction of the brick factory
  • Construction of research and innovation center
  • Acquisition and installation of plant equipment
  • Purchase of raw materials
  • Elaboration of prototype
  • Elaboration of the contracts of the project beneficiaries
  • Launch of the GreenCity website 1 500 000 $ 2 Launch of construction works of the GreenCity End of construction works of city
  • Recruitment of a monitoring cabinet
  • Beginning of the construction works of the city
  • End of construction works of city
  • Developments of the city and its spaces
  • Equipment housing , schools and hospitals of the city
  • Launch of application to the service of the GreenCity ( Tsapta , Guidana , DomTech ) 48 000 000 $ 3 à 9 Exploitation Assessment and evaluations perspectives , analysis of the results
  • Project report and analysis of the results
  • Audit and recruitment of an audit and evaluation cabinet
  • Review of the action plan
  • Elaboration of a project database
  • Perspectives and development
  • Elaboration of new projects 200 000 $ 10

ESG Impact

The proposed project is enormously linked to economic development because the development of smart-cities is economically very important , they will allow the capitalization of housing finance and the fluctuation of investment , the social impact is the creation of thousands of job especially to young peoples and women , the development of the very low rate of urbanization of only 19% with the construction of 5000 smart-houses or among others the securing of land.


The beneficiaries of the project will be the most vulnerable populations to problems of access to housing that are generally poorly housed . The target will be middle income populations who have difficulty in housing and those in the middle class . The number of beneficiaries is 100 000 people.

SDG Goals

SDG 1: No PovertySDG 2: Zero HungerSDG 3: Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 5: Gender EqualitySDG 6: Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 10: Reduced InequalitySDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSDG 13: Climate ActionSDG 14: Life Below WaterSDG 15: Life on LandSDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsSDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals


SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

The main SDG of the project is logically the 11th , that of the promotion of sustainable cities and communities because the project was born from the ambition to reach this goal through the construction of a green , smart and sustainable city in a poor country with a very low rate of urbanization and very vulnerable to climate changes . And is globaly linked to the other SDGs because GreenCity is a green et sustainable city and is synonymous with access to health , education , water ; the fight against poverty by creating jobs , fighting against hunger , the use of renewable energies , the reduction of inequalities , access to decent job , the promotion of resilient infrastructure and the fight against global warning.

Risks and Limitations

What are the key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project?

The risks are lower because it is from the risks posed by waste for the environment that we have developed our project to fight waste pollution and improve access to housing for a sustainable city . But we can mention an accident on the site , the withdrawal of one a partner or a scandal related to the project.

Risk mitigation and continuity

The continuity will be ensured by the other project partners and this is why we are looking for external partners to ensure continuity even in these cases , to sustain the project and avoid any risk.


Type of Investment


Financing Structure

Public Private Partnership

Secured Investment

The investment made so far is 50 000 $ ; made by EcoHouse company which is project partner for research and prototyping . The required investment is 50 million $ for the GreenCity project in the construction of the city with 5 000 housing units , a teaching complex , a hospital , an amusement park , a shopping center , the green wall , the construction of a green brick factory and a research and innovation center.

Committed Government Funding


National and Subnational Investors


Committed Private Funding

Yes. The funding committed is that of the company EcoHouse , the partner company that invested in the research and prototyping of the project.


Technical Support Required

The technical support we needed is still and always in the development of research around the smart-cities .


Governmental Buy-in

Yes. National Level, Subnational/regional level.

Other Forms of Governmental Support

The government is willing to offer the perimeter where the city will be built.

National Ministries Involved

The project benefits from the Nigerian ( Niger ) government’s adhesion at the national level through the ministry of the domain , urban planning and housing and his minister Mr Maman Waziri.

SubNational Ministries Involved

The town hall of Niamey at the local level through the central mayor of the Niamey city Mr Moctar Mamoudou who is the person main resource .

Other Entities Involved

Niger's Housing Bank trough its CEO , Mr Maman Rabiou.

Licenses and Permits



  • 10th February 2020

    Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending

  • 10th February 2020

    Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

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