Nairobi was founded in 1899 and is today the economic and political capital of Kenya, and a thriving cultural hub.
Hear our scoping study author Alice Sverdlik and ACRC’s uptake director Martin Atela discuss major urban challenges in Nairobi, the city’s complex political landscape, and how ACRC hopes to provide a safe platform for engagement between communities, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders.
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Oct 14, 2021
Mainstream urban development interventions in Africa have often been designed through a primarily sectoral and technical lens. But there is abundant evidence that they are also intimately related to questions of power and politics, and that effective solutions must take into account the complex interrelations and interactions between urban processes and systems.
Oct 7, 2021
Shack/Slum Dwellers International is a network of slum/shack dweller organisations federated in cities in the global South, pioneering innovation in the field of community-driven slum upgrading. Over the past 20 years, SDI has built a global slum dweller movement spanning approximately 32 countries. The movement brings together more than 1 million slum dweller households into savings groups that prioritise the central participation of women, building trust and collective capacity.
Oct 4, 2021
All cities are complex, dynamic, political systems. But with a fast-growing, young urban population, Africa’s cities in particular present a whole host of unique and critical challenges. The African Cities Research Consortium is seeking to address these challenges by bringing together community organisations, local government and agencies, along with other kinds of urban reformers. Our goal is both to co-produce knowledge and evidence, and to turn this into meaningful action.