Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

WP2.2 research focuses on the impacts of rising temperatures in Dar es Salaam on the health of urban residents, as well as possible adaptation options. Climate change projections for Dar es Salaam have also been developed for this work stream. For WP3.2 research focuses on multilevel and emerging innovative modes of governance for decision-making and action on disaster risk reduction and resilience-building in Dar es Salaam and support transition in the risk-development nexus. The research considers diverse governance arrangements across a spectrum of collaboration including collective and citizen action or new citizen-state relations that are forming contemporary African urban trajectories, blockages and opportunities for action. 

This publication covers a range of disaster risk management (DRM) themes, from community participation in DRM data collection to risk mapping and from urban waste management to hazard accumulation


Mark Pelling

In African cities, orienting risk management towards a developmental agenda can

confront the root causes of poverty and risk. Transition to an integrated approach has

Dominant global climate change narratives and framings frequently do not translate well into local adaptation decision making.

Research carried out in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on cross-scalar risk communication and disaster risk governance reveals that, while there is considerable potential for communities to measure and co

In Dar es Salaam, climate model analysis strongly suggests that both day- and nighttime temperatures will rise, with heat waves also expected to increase.

Community-based organisation and action can contribute greatly to disaster risk reduction, and interlinked to this, to building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Dar es Salaam has a tropical climate with relatively warm temperatures, high humidity, and annual rainfall over 1000 mm.

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