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

Cette recherche contribue à la littérature sur le risque de catastrophes, en approfondissant la compréhension de la relation entre la vulnérabilité aux inondations, l'urbanisme et les stratégies d'

Dakar can efficiently handle current and future volumes of solid waste if the following

steps are taken: i) informal waste collection is synchronised with that of the municipal

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.

Urban flooding cannot be avoided entirely and in all areas, particularly in coastal cities. Therefore adaptation to the growing risk is necessary.

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.

On estime à 11,2 milliards de tonnes le volume déchets solides collectés dans le monde entier chaque année.

An estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide every year.

This report addresses Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dakar (Senegal). It focuses on man-made hazards of poor Solid Waste Management, consequent loss to health and associated secondary hazards.

The inhabitants of African towns and cities face a range of hazards, which can best be described as representing a ‘spectrum of risk’ from events that can cause death, illness or injury, and impove

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


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


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