This publication covers a range of disaster risk management (DRM) themes, from community participation in DRM data collection to risk mapping and from urban waste management to hazard accumulation in urban risk traps.
In African cities, orienting risk management towards a developmental agenda can
confront the root causes of poverty and risk. Transition to an integrated approach has
the most chance of success when it combines interventions working on the risk culture
Cette recherche contribue à la littérature sur le risque de catastrophes, en approfondissant la compréhension de la relation entre la vulnérabilité aux inondations, l'urbanisme et les stratégies d'adaptation locales.
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
authorities; ii) environmental laws and regulations are enforced; iii) public awarenesss
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.
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 inhabitants of Karonga Town in Malawi are at risk from major disasters, such
as flooding, earthquakes and droughts. They are also at risk from everyday hazards
–whose impacts are too small to be classified as a disaster. These include poor
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