Urbanization is a major feature of global population redistribution, and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), though currently ranked as the least urbanized region of the world, is the most rapidly urbanizing globally.
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.
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
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.
This diagnostic report for the city of Ibadan provides important overview insights and data on city population and growth, urban pattern, urban challenges such as unemployment and poverty, inadequate provision of basic infrastructure and social services and considers the implications of these for
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 can manage this.