Mombasa (Kenya)

Mombasa, Kenya

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.

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.

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.

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

This report documents household characteristics, solid waste management (SWM) and the associated risks to health in two cities in Kenya.

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

In this paper, we use analytical review methodology to examine integrated environmental management and sector specific policies in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s two biggest cities, to highlight the

Author(s): 

Dickson A. Amugsi, Jane N. Mwangi, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Isabella Aboderin, Kanyiva Muindi, Blessing Mberu

Among the issues that stunt the move towards proper solid waste management (SWM), and which have received little research attention is the role of conflict and criminal activities in the sector.

Author(s): 

Kanyiva Muindi; Blessing Mberu, Isabella Aboderin, Tilahun Haregu and Dickson Amugsi

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

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