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.
The paper presents an overview of the historical growth of Karonga Town, Malawi and reviews the level of service delivery, various risks in the town and how these impact livelihoods.
Dans l’histoire de la pensée des sciences humaines, la pression démographique sur les ressources d’une communauté a fait l’objet de plusieurs écrits. Aujourd’hui, cela est devenu une réalité qui inquiète aussi bien les chercheurs que les décideurs.
Introduction: There are different types and levels of policies addressing solid waste management in Kenya. These include sector-specific, general, stand-alone and embedded solid waste management policies.
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
This paper describes how a large proportion of sub-Saharan Africa’s national (and urban) population lives in urban centres other than large cities and considers what we know about risk in these urban centres. The region has thousands of urban centres with under 20,000 inhabitants and probably ov
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.
Urban agglomerations are inherently subject to multiple intensive and extensive risks related to the complexity of their physical and socio-economic systems of production and decision- making process by urban actors at multiple scales.
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.