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.
On estime à 11,2 milliards de tonnes le volume déchets solides collectés dans le monde entier chaque année.
An estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide every year.
This report addresses Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dakar (Senegal). It focuses on man-made hazards of poor Solid Waste Management, consequent loss to health and associated secondary hazards.
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 impoverishment.
The ability to rapidly mine large climate datasets as multi-disciplinary processes evolve in a particular context is becoming increasing critical. It is a significant obstacle to multi-disciplinary processes when new climate information cannot be generated timeously. The absence of this capacit
Building on the special treatment required for biomedical wastes (BMW) due to associated health and environmental risks, this paper examines the historic evolution of legal framework for biomedical wastes management and related health and environmental issues in Dakar, Senegal.
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
This paper examines the availability of data on disaster losses in urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and what this data tells us.
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 accumulation and risk reduction.