Karonga (Malawi)

Karonga, Malawi

WP1 - Vulnerability Assessment: 

In Karonga Town work will apply a community level Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment method. Primary data collection will deploy stakeholders’ consultations; gender / age based focused group discussions and transect walks. The tool is intended to support the development of effective risk reduction interventions by considering how everyday / multiple hazard risks and vulnerabilities can be addressed through urban planning and governance.

The approach will include several components such as household interviews and water quality analysis, which will also be implemented alongside GNDR's frontline tool which will allow triangulation of data from the VCA approach. This case provides Urban ARK an opportunity to contribute to the development of methodological tools and the building of local capacity within the context of a rapidly urbanizing country that is in the initial stages of reorienting its national policy framework to address the growing needs of its urban areas.

The inhabitants of Karonga Town in Malawi are at risk from major disasters, such
as flooding, earthquakes and droughts. They are also at risk from everyday hazards

Karonga Community Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis: methodological guidance notes

Author(s): 

Mtafu Manda

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 paper presents an overview of the historical growth of Karonga Town, Malawi and reviews the level of service delivery, various risks in the town and how these impact livelihoods.

Author(s): 

Mtafu Manda, Dominic Kamlomo, Chrispin Mphande, Elija Wanda, Orton Msiska, Jean Kaunda and James Kushe

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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