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.
Populations and assets, in African cities, small and large, are among the most vulnerable to disaster risk globally. Climate change and demographic shifts add urgency and uncertainty. This paper outlines priorities for research responding to this challenge.