To ensure the sustainable development of the Kribi Port industrial zone, relevant SDGs have been identified and will be monitored through the “Kribi Port Eco-Sustain Project”. The project also seeks to encourage all port community actors to contribute to the SDGs.
The aforementioned project is entirely based on the existing Kribi Port Geographic Information System (GIS), on which some supplementary modules are progressively being added to make the project fully functional. Following the addition of modules on the GIS for the Eco-sustain project, the core relevant functionalities obtained revolve around spatial planning, resource, infrastructure, and environmental management. The GIS will monitor the key parameters (waste generation, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, natural resources, and impact on ecosystems) to evaluate the environmental impacts of port activities and identify associated mitigation measures.
The GIS visualizations have been grouped into 3 main categories: thematic maps, temporal comparisons, and spatial analysis. They help to communicate insights and patterns in the data and improve decision-making through the understanding of complex spatial relationships between variables. Dedicated strategies have been drawn to increase the engagement, participation, and support of all the port community actors around the project. They revolve around recognition programs, financial incentives, and campaigns.