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Wed, 2013-11-06 15:20

The informal sector has wide presence in most developing countries. In many cases it arises from the failure of the formal economy, both public and private, to absorb the growing numbers of jobseekers eventually leading to the informal sector stepping in to fill the gap.

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:52

On the 22nd of October, 2013, a unique event took place at the NCCK [National Council of Churches of Kenya] Huruma Dispensary, Nairobi. In attendance was the Huruma community, The University of Nairobi, The City Council of Nairobi, Katiba Institute and the host Pamoja Trust [PT]. The objective of the meeting was to reflect on the well-known community led slum upgrading initiative of Huruma in order to profile it. This is what PT termed as systematization.

Tue, 2013-11-05 12:53

On 13th -17th October the Schools of Art and Design, University of Nairobi hosted an art exhibition themed ‘Under Construction’ by Ibuka. The aim of the exhibition was to showcase students’ art and design works based on contemporary issues and provide a platform for engagement with other disciplines within the university.

Wed, 2013-10-30 21:11

From our Blog

Well, sweet is the fragrance of successful completion. Community proposals feedback marked completion of Kitui Learning Studio, laying solid foundations to pave way for community-driven implementation phase. Whilst the conventional planning processes are characterized by vertical hierarchical exchange of ideas and engagement in plan decision making, the Kitui Learning studio was anchored on integration and inclusivity:

It is well known and understood that public transport in Nairobi is accompanied by the struggles of traffic jam and misbehaviour by public service drivers. Just recently at the beginning of March, the long rain season began earnestly.

Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.