Around half of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa live in informal settlements, lacking the basic infrastructure and services on which good health
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.
In recent years, lives and property worth millions of dollars have been destroyed in fire disasters in secondary schools around the world. Cases of fire disasters in Nigerian secondary schools have been experienced in the last decade with increasing frequency and severity.
Urban flooding cannot be avoided entirely and in all areas, particularly in coastal cities. Therefore adaptation to the growing risk is necessary. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based knowledge on risk informs location-based approach to adaptation to climate risk.
Nairobi has a subtropical highlands climate. It is located close to the eastern edge of the East African Rift Valley at an altitude of roughly 1800 metres above sea level which strongly influences its climate.
This document provides a summary of the historic climate at Karonga and how it is projected to change into the future due to anthropogenic climate change.
Climate change continues to amplify vulnerability in low-income communities across Nairobi, with many urban livelihoods at great risk to the impacts of flooding. This study explores the scope for index insurance in Nairobi for flood risk at the micro-level.
For the global humanitarian community, disaster risk is most concerning in developing countries where natural hazards are increasingly threatening their fragile economies and the lives, health, and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
Dar es Salaam has a tropical climate with relatively warm temperatures, high humidity, and annual rainfall over 1000 mm.
Dar es Salaam is located on the Tanzanian coast and has a tropical climate with relatively high temperatures, high humidity and annual rainfall over 1000 mm.