Dakar (Senegal)

Dakar, Senegal

WP1 - Vulnerability Assessment:

In Nairobi, Dakar and Mombasa a common research approach under WP1 focuses on the health impacts of a key everyday, human-induced primary hazard - namely poor solid waste management (SWM), and relevant associated secondary hazards, such as soil, groundwater and air pollution, flooding and fires. 

APHRC will draw on its in-depth expertise in areas of public health and epidemiology in resource poor urban informal settlements and draw extensively on existing datasets, including APHRC’s Nairobi Urban Health and Surveillance Systems and Nairobi Cross Sectional Slum Surveys to identify determining factors for the causes of morbidity and mortality amongst target groups comparing communities relative to their exposure to poor solid waste management. 

Primary data collection will include: 

  • key informant interviews
  • environmental assessments and GIS assisted mapping onto detailed city plans

Emphasis is on presenting spatial distribution of poor SWM and, where feasible, present or past secondary hazard events, such as flooding in order to identify particularly exposed communities and populations. 

 A further research project under WP1 in Nairobi and led by International Alert focuses on the interaction of conflict and environmental risks and their effects on community resilience and vulnerability in Kibera, Nairobi. The focus of the study is on conflict risk, associated with ethnic tensions (for instance between the Nubian community and others), land tenure and the history of the post-election violence. The research aims to identify these conflict risks and explore how they interact with other risks in Kibera, particularly flooding.

Research Methods include: qualitative field research in Kibera and analysis of findings from KDI’s Building Urban Flood Resilience project (2015-2016) in Kibera

Building on the special treatment required for biomedical wastes (BMW) due to associated health and environmental risks, this paper examines the historic evolution of legal framework for biomedical

Author(s): 

Dieng, C,. Mberu, B., Dimbuene, Z., Faye, C., Amugsi, D., Aboderin, I

Solid Waste Management in Urban Africa: Methodological Approaches to Data Collection on Vulnerability, Capacity and Loss Assessment in Nairobi, Mombasa and Dakar: Methodological Guidance Notes 

Author(s): 

Dickson Amugsi, Kanyiva Muindi, Blessing Mberu

This paper examines the availability of data on disaster losses in urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and what this data tells us. 

Author(s): 

Emmanuel Osuteye, Cassidy Johnson and Donald Brown

The purpose of this background paper is to describe recent trends in African urban centres, review potential future trajectories of these, and examine their possible implications for risk accumulat

Author(s): 

David Dodman, Hayley Leck, Maria Rusca and Sarah Colenbrander

The main urban issue that sub-Saharan Africa is facing is a rapid growth in its urban population (or in the population of particular cities) without the urban governance structures in place that ca

Author(s): 

David Satterthwaite

This paper describes how a large proportion of sub-Saharan Africa’s national (and urban) population lives in urban centres other than large cities and considers what we know about risk in these urb

Author(s): 

David Satterthwaite

This chapter is a counterpoint to those in the rest of this volume that treat Africa’s large cities.

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Author(s): 

Ben Wisner, Mark Pelling, Adolfo Mascarenhas, Ailsa Holloway, Babacar Ndong, Papa Faye, Jesse Ribot, and David Simon

Populations and assets, in African cities, small and large, are among the most vulnerable to disaster risk globally. Climate change and demographic shifts add urgency and uncertainty.

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Author(s): 

Ibidun Adelekan, Cassidy Johnson, Mtafu Manda, et al
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