Discovery Area Initiatives

Dear LASRO Stakeholder,

Thank you for being part of the Resilient Lagos strategy process and for your contribution towards making Lagos a more inclusive and resilient city.

In the form below are illustration only, sample project and programme initiatives for the Lagos City Resilience Strategy (CRS), for consideration by the Discovery Area Working Groups, which are due to begin soon. We would like you to add other actionable initiatives that are relevant to your area of focus, which you believe will contribute towards Resilient Lagos; a city that can SURVIVE, ADAPT & GROW, despite shocks and stresses that we may face.

Kindly fill out 2 or 3 additional Initiatives in each column, for each of the 5 Discovery Areas. Follow the format shown highlighted in each column, as from Page 2 below; Name of Initiative, Brief Description, Promoter (or Proposer) of Initiative, Sector-Driver (Public, Private or People/Community Sector), Term/Execution Timeline (Short, Medium or Long-term). The Initiatives are categorized under 5 Discovery Areas, which have been identified as the broad thematic areas for further investigation and ideation, flowing from the Preliminary Resilience Assessment (PRA) process undertaken earlier by LASRO. The Discovery Areas fall under the following broad themes:

i) Informality; ii) Water; iii) Gigacity; iv) Energy Poverty; and v) Knowledge Economy

We will compile a long-list of Initiatives from various Stakeholders/Partners and convene multi-stakeholder Discovery Area Working Groups that will refine and prioritise the long-list down to between 25 to 50 Implementable Initiatives per Discovery Area. These will be taken forward for implementation in the Lagos CRS, due to be released later this year.

Many thanks,

Simon Gusah

CRO Lagos

30th May 2019

Discovery Vision-Question: How can the city support and amplify the benefits of informality (adaptability, self-organization and locally derived socio-economic coping mechanisms), whilst limiting the downsides (lack of orderliness, planning and public safety)?

Key Issue: Informality (the micro-economy & unplanned settlements) provides over 60% of jobs but are sometimes viewed negatively by decision and policymakers. This means government officially alienates processes that provide most housing and other essential city services to many Lagos residents who depend on these informal systems. Better insight into how informality works in Lagos, as a responsive, flexible and coping mechanism, will help unlock the city’s resilience potentials.

Micro/Local-Community Initiatives

  1. “SkyMall” Overhead Pedestrian Bridges: Design combining public accessibility with space for street traders. This encourages people to use the bridges and providers street traders a safe environment, off-street, to ply their trade.
    Promoter: Prof Olumide Olusanya, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos.
    Sector Driver: *Pb & Pr /Term: Short
  2. Irede Affordable Housing Scheme, a local community-led, affordable housing proposal.
    Promoter: Chief Raymond Gold et al.
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe /Term: Short
  3. Enter your initiative via form below.

Meso/Sub-City Initiatives

  1. Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan. A multi-stakeholder slum upgrading proposal.
    Promoter: SERAC, Heinrich Boell et al.
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe /Term: Medium-Long
  2. Recycling Exchange Network, low-cost waste collection & recycling community hubs.
    Promoter: WeCyclers Corporation/UniLever PLC
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr, Pe /Term: Short-Medium
  3. Local Government Capacity Building Programme on 4P (Public-Private-People Partnerships).
    Promoter: UCLG Africa
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe/Term: Short
  4. Enter your initiative via form below

Mega/City-Regional Initiatives

  1. LAGOS 2050: Zero Slums, Zero Forced Evictions Policy Campaign. Agreeing a long-term multi-stakeholder process for UnSlumming Lagos in a humane & inclusive manner.
    Promoter: TBD
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr, Pe /Term: Medium-Long
  2. Enter your initiative via form below.

Fill this form for all initiatives under INFORMALITY

Discovery Vision-Question: How can Lagos embrace its status as an ‘African Water City’ and adapt to Climate Change; where water is both a valuable resource (a port gateway, fishing resource, water-based livelihoods) and a source of vulnerability (flooding, subsidence, coastal erosion)?

Key Issue: ‘Water no get enemy’ is a Lagos saying which highlights the crucial and central role of water in the lives of the people. Yet, the city is usually caught-out by having either too much (i.e. in terms of flooding), or too little (i.e. in terms of sanitation) and has not been able to manage its water optimally (either improved water supply or drainage systems). Water poses the greatest opportunity and challenge to Resilient Lagos, including its coastal slums, environmental and natural infrastructure, i.e. mangroves and wetlands.

Micro/Local-Community Initiatives

      1. Maryland-Anthony Linear Park: A walkable and bikeable connection embracing wetlands and urban agriculture.
        Promoter: LASPARK & Heinrich Boell Fdn.
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Medium

Meso/Sub-City Initiatives

      1. Green Corridors & Canals: Extending Linear Parks to connect areas of the city.
        Promoter: Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Medium
      2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Mega/City-Regional Initiatives

      1. Lagos Green Infrastructure Master Plan: Encompassing greenery, waterways, natural and built environment assets.
        Promoter: Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Medium
      2. Green Climate Fund Application: For multiple projects across Lagos.
        Promoter: WaterAid & Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Short
      3. Water Ring Mains & Sewers:
        Promoter: WaterAid & Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Long
      4. Enter your initiative via the form below

Discovery Vision-Question: How can Lagos manage its rapid urban growth more effectively to enhance mobility, connectivity, delivery of services such as public health and preparedness for future shocks? What are short-term measures (i.e. road improvements, traffic management, enforcement) and long-term infrastructure investments (i.e. port/rail, housing densification and bus/rail mass transit) that are needed to make Lagos a more liveable city?

Key Issue: Lagos State has the smallest land mass in Nigeria, yet the highest population. The future challenge is that Lagos could become the world’s first “Giga-City” (100m person) over the next century. The impacts of a large, growing population on roads, public services and emergency management need to be addressed.

Micro/Local-Community Initiatives

      1. Transit & Trading Hubs: Around transport focal points, to integrate the two activities as part of Transit Oriented Development.
        Promoter: Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Short
      2. OKTP – Okada-Keke Transition Prog: To enrol all micro-transporters onto ride hailing apps, like Gokada and transition them towards formality.
        Promoter: TBD
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr/Term: Short
      3. Enter your initiative via the form below

Meso/Sub-City Initiatives

      1. Waste Barges from jetties to landfill, to shift bulk waste handling off roads/lorries onto water/barges, via the Lagos Lagoon.
        Promoter: TBD
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr /Term: Short-Medium
      2. DFTP – Danfo Transition Prog. To enrol all Danfo buses onto fleet management platform/app to transition them towards formal operations & integration with BRT.
        Promoter: TBD
        Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe /Term: Short-Medium
      3. Enter your initiative via the form below

Mega/City-Regional Initiatives

      1. Lagos Housing & Social Survey, a census proxy to be undertaken by Lagos State Government, to provide a detailed database for effective resilience planning.
        Promoter: Lagos State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb /Term: Medium
      2. Inter/Intra-City Light Rail Mass Transit, connecting Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan with frequent services.
        Promoter: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo State Government
        Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr /Term: Medium-Long
      3. Enter your initiative via the form below

Discovery Vision-Question: How can Lagos break the impasse that has bedevilled Nigeria’s Power Sector for over a decade? Can innovative solutions be found at the City/State Level? Key Issue: Lagos is energy poor and has an identified power supply gap of over 10,000MW. Over 80% of households in Lagos depend on fossil fuel generators, which costs them an average of N97/kWh, compared to N30/kWh of grid-supplied power. The lack of constant power affects the pumping and distribution of potable water, the delivery of health services, education, business and industry. It is the main identified stress to economic growth in the city.

Micro/Local-Community/Initiatives

1. Solar Community Micro-Grid Installations Promoter: AllON & Partners Sector-Driver: Pr & Pe /Term: Short-Medium 2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Meso/Sub-City Initiatives

1. Solar-Hybrid Mini-Grid Installations Promoter: AllON & Partners Sector-Driver: Pr & Pe /Term: Short-Medium 2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Mega/City-Regional Initiatives

1. Light Up Lagos Programme Promoter: Lagos State Government Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr /Term: Short-Medium 2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Discovery Vision-Question: How can the city retain its historical place as a centre of learning innovation and the knowledge? Already the centre of Nigeria’s Arts, Entertainment and ICT Sectors; how can the city continue to lead Nigeria and West Africa into the Emergent Knowledge Economy?

Key Issue: Lagos has a large and diverse market of goods and services. The future of Lagos is data-led as opposed to Nigeria’s oil-driven economy. This is the future economy – building on Lagos’ past as a centre of knowledge to create a 21st Century Knowledge Economy. Lagos has historically been Nigeria’s centre in terms of telecoms, newspapers and progressive ideas. Currently, it is also the centre of the arts and culture, Nollywood, and ICT.

Micro/Local-Community Initiatives

  1. Innovation Hubs, established in schools and commercial areas, to promote ICT, coding and new business innovation.
    Promoter: TBD
    Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr /Term: Short
  2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Meso/Sub-City Initiatives

  1. Innovation Precincts, district-level business zones (i.e. ‘Computer Village’), as innovation clusters and light industries.
    Promoter: TBD
    Sector-Driver: Pb & Pr /Term: Short-Medium
  2. Enter your initiative via the form below

Mega/City-Regional Initiatives

  1. Lagos-Ogun Joint Development Commission & Regional Plan. Integrated regional economic and development planning between the adjoining States.
    Promoter: Lagos & Ogun State Governments
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe /Term: Short-Medium
  2. Review of Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP 2012-2025). Updating and review of the Lagos Master Road Map, to align with UN SDGs and other innovations.
    Promoter: Lagos State Government
    Sector-Driver: Pb, Pr & Pe /Term: Short
  3. Enter your initiative via the form below