In 1996, Chad has adopted a new constitution that also launched the decentralization process. In order to boost the local economy, cities have been expanded and new ones have been created by merging communities with tremendous impacts on local activities. Even though Mayors are appointed to these "cities", their growth or creation do not follow a master plan. Over the years, local population experience pollution, loss of farm lands, deforestation, wildlife habitats, open spaces, etc.
Because local administrations lack of technicians to help in planning sustainably urban communities, our project aims to support in building a network of local planners, in providing training, manuals, technical advice on the filed, etc. The project started with a training on waste management in 2009.