This chapter is a counterpoint to those in the rest of this volume that treat Africa’s large cities. As Simon (Int Dev Plann Rev 36(2):v– xi, 2014) has observed, most study of African urban climate change adaptation has focused on the challenges to large cities.
This thematic guidance note focuses on gender relations in urban risk and knowledge. Gender relations are defined as the ‘socially constructed relationship between women and men, in which women have been systematically subordinated.’ (Moser, 1993:3).
This thematic guidance note focuses on conflict and guidance in urban risk and knowledge. The note provides insights into distinguishing between conflict and violence. Conflict is a dynamic process, can be violent or non-violent and can go through various stages of escalation and de-escalation.
This theme focuses on making sure that the knowledge generated by Urban ARK is legitimate and accessible in its conception, generation, dissemination and application.
The report presents the results of a Baseline study on the Urban Households Economy Analysis (Urban HEA) for households that are at risk of flooding in the city of Niamey, Niger. Data were collected in the field from communities of 11 vulnerable districts often victims of flooding.