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.

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

 Introduction: There are different types and levels of policies addressing solid waste management in Kenya.

Author(s): 

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Blessing Mberu

Introduction: Since independence, there have been various policy frameworks developed to guide the management of solid wastes in Kenya.

Author(s): 

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Blessing Mberu, Abdhalah K. Ziraba

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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