Niamey (Niger)

Niamey, Niger

WP1 - Vulnerability Assessment:

Work in Niamey focuses on a new methodology developed to investigate aspects of resilience in very poor urban contexts where economic assets are universally constrained. It was developed to explore scope for adapting a rural food security monitoring tool, the Household Economy Approach (HEA), to urban contexts. This is a food and water security early warning and vulnerability assessment tool used throughout the Sahel region and with extension to East Africa now being adapted to urban contexts including work in Niamey with UN High Commission for Refugees on water and food security, flooding and conflict stress. 

Additional work being undertaken in Niamey includes urban textures analysis and a DesInventar study. The DesInventar methodology explicitly designed to draw out extensive as well as intensive loss data and underlying social vulnerability. 

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.

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

La résilience urbaine est un produit de la capacité des ménages à absorber le stress, às’adapter et à transformer la marge d’action en gestion du risque.

Urban resilience is a product of the capacity of households to absorb stress, adapt to, and transform scope for action in managing risk.


Juliette Domon

Le rapport présente les résultats d’une étude Baseline sur l’Analyse de l’Economie des Ménages Urbains (HEA Urbain) à risque d’inondation de la ville de Niamey au Niger.


Oumarou Haladou Issoufou, Nora Lecumberri

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


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


David Dodman, Hayley Leck, Maria Rusca and Sarah Colenbrander

Dans l’histoire de la pensée des sciences humaines, la pression démographique sur les ressources d’une communauté a fait l’objet de plusieurs écrits.


Boubacar Soumana

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


David Satterthwaite


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