Many cities in sub-Saharan Africa lack official records of deaths and of serious illnesses and injuries from everyday hazards and disaster events at all scales.
Dominant global climate change narratives and framings frequently do not translate well into local adaptation decision making.
Small- and medium-sized cities and towns in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast and accumulating risks.
Research carried out in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on cross-scalar risk communication and disaster risk governance reveals that, while there is considerable potential for communities to measure and co
This briefing outlines the development of community-led research to promote urban governance for resilience and how impactful partnerships can be created within a research programme.
Cities are at the centre stage of Africa’s pathway to prosperity, with the majority of its population expected to be living in urban areas within the next decade.
The past may reveal local patterns and triggers of urban risk, highlighting the importance of long-term exposure to everyday events and barriers to risk reduction.
In Dar es Salaam, climate model analysis strongly suggests that both day- and nighttime temperatures will rise, with heat waves also expected to increase.
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