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Combating poverty and building democracy through the coproduction of participatory waste management services The case of Kisumu City, Kenya

Jaan-Henrik Kain (Institutionen för arkitektur) ; Michael O. Oloko ; Patrik Zapata ; María José Zapata Campos
2015. - 12 s.

In an increasingly urbanized world, a third of the global urban population will soon live in informal settlements1. Many of these areas are poorly connected to basic services, such as management of household waste2. Instead, an extensive informal sector of waste pickers collects and separates household waste3 4. By doing so, they make a significant contribution to improving the health of residents and local environments, to recover resources, to create jobs and income among the urban poor, and even to reduce the carbon footprint of their cities.

The following report is the product of a two-year research project funded by the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) during 2014 and 2015. The transdisciplinary research group consists of several local waste entrepreneurs, the Director of Environment for the City of Kisumu, and a mix of researchers from engineering, sociology, public administration, geography, spatial planning, agriculture and architecture from the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Maseno University, University of Victoria, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Denna post skapades 2015-10-22. Senast ändrad 2015-11-24.
CPL Pubid: 224652


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för arkitektur (2005-2017)
Förvaltningshögskolan (GU)
Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI) (GU)


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