The Centre will part of a team hosting a breakfast meeting on the 5th of February at the Boma Inn from 7am to 11 am. With funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), CURI conducted a joint study on the Mukuru settlement to reveal the links between slums, insecure land tenure, minimal service delivery, and usually informal, unjust governance institutions. The title name of the project was Improving Access to Justice and Basic Services in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi
The study was done in a partnership comprising of urban planners at University of Nairobi, grassroots organisers and pro-poor financial strategists at Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), legal and finance professors at Strathmore University, and lawyers at the Katiba Institute. Their research sought to explain the relations between slums’ land tenure and settlement dynamics; to analyse the links between settlement typologies and service provision; and to investigate alternative models of basic service delivery. The purpose of the meeting is to launch disseminate key findings and recommendations from the project.