Background Paper: City Profile and Risk Context for Niamey, Niger

Urban agglomerations are inherently subject to multiple intensive and extensive risks related to the complexity of their physical and socio-economic systems of production and decision- making process by urban actors at multiple scales. Indeed, there is uncertainty about the harmful effects of some hazards and / or loss that adversely affects the living conditions of populations. As such, some authors propose that risks are the product of the sensitivity of the subject, the risk intensity and frequency of the phenomenon in question (Seydou, 2014).