URBANIZATION AND WELLBEING IN AFRICA

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URBANIZATION AND WELLBEING IN AFRICA

Signature Issue

The priority area within urbanization and wellbeing is to understand and develop systems for health and wellbeing in slums.

We will aim to identify service delivery systems, develop and assess service delivery models that are responsive to the slum context.

Focus Areas

  • Causes, Courses and Consequences of Urbanization
  • Urban Health and the Physical Environment
  • Urban Vulnerabilities, Livelihoods and Poverty

OVERVIEW

The Center’s work has contributed to a better understanding of poverty as an urban phenomenon. Our work has provided insights into the plight of slum dwellers, the extent of intra-urban inequities and the gradual erosion of the urban advantage in health and wellbeing within Africa.

With the rising number of urban informal settlements across the continent, our work demonstrates the positive impact of increased attention and investment by governments and development partners in improving the living conditions of slum residents.

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Associate Research Scientist

Sheillah Simiyu

Sheillah works on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues within the…

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Research Officer

Phylis Jepkorir Busienei

Phylis is an early-career, public health scientist with an interest…

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Associate Research Scientist

Kanyiva Muindi

Kanyiva works under the Urbanization and Wellbeing research program. She…

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Research Officer

Francis Cheruiyot Onyambu

Head of Urbanization and Wellbeing

Blessing Mberu

Blessing is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of Urbanization…

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