• Contribute to the consideration of users’ needs and the local context in public transport projects in Dakar.
  • Raise awareness and encourage a shared culture of urban space production based on residents' expertise in use.
  • Support the implementation of transitional and participatory developments along public transit lines with civil society and locals.


  • By creating a forum encouraging dialogue, the project puts users at the heart of discussions with the various stakeholders involved in public transport restructuring projects;
  • The appropriation of spaces and the mobilization of local stakeholders, residents and users, including the most vulnerable, are informed and strengthened by information and awareness-raising campaigns around public transport restructuring projects.
  • Innovative urban development projects that take user expectations into account are designed, planned and produced with residents and civil society organisations;
  • The approach is documented, monitored and analyzed collectively throughout the project, with a view to capitalizing on and disseminating the results at national and international level.


The Dakar UFI was implemented by a consortium made up of GRET (lead partner), urbaSEN, urbaMonde, Collectif Etc / Studio Baïnem and Transitec, in close collaboration with the Conseil Exécutif des Transports Urbains de Dakar (Cetud), which is in charge of mobility projects in Dakar.

It's an experiment, not just a study or consultation on a project idea. Right through to implementation, we involve local players and aim to transfer the results to them.

The UFI’s added value lies in its participative nature and the involvement of local stakeholders, as well as improving the level of public transport service and its attractiveness.

Khadim Cissé
Director of Studies and Strategy at CETUD