Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK)

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Geography

Abstract

Urban Africa: Risk and Capacity (Urban ARC) is a three year programme of research and capacity building that aims to reduce disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa by breaking cycles of risk accumulation. The programme aims to do this by building a community of practice including sub-Saharan, African and international researchers and practitioners that can provide a structured assessment of risk accumulation and reduction dynamics. This will require a detailed understanding of risk to women, men and children in a diverse range of urban contexts in low-income countries in Africa, and of how the nature and scale of these risks are changing in the context of urban growth and change, poverty and climate change. The consortium will work: Dakar (Senegal), Ibadan (Nigeria), Karonga (Malawi), Mombasa (Kenya), Nairobi (Kenya) and Niamey (Niger). The cities offer broad regional coverage (three in West Africa, three in East Africa), a range of city population sizes and in-land and coastal locations. ARUP, UN-HABITAT, Save the Children and International Alert are also consortium members providing access to the cutting edge of practitioner science and for this to be shaped through the research process.

Urban ARC's research questions are: (1) What is the nature, scale and distribution of risk across the whole spectrum of hazards in urban centres, and what are their inter-linkages? (2) What are the underlying factors driving risk accumulation in the context of urban growth and change, poverty and climate change? (3) What institutional arrangements and good practices in local governance and in urban planning and management are capable of reducing risk and building resilience in this context?

These questions respond to what we know about disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa: that vulnerability and loss is under-reported because of a lack of baseline systematic data collection, but that it is growing as urban populations and assets increase and local environments become more hazardous, and that risk and loss is unevenly distributed. In the dynamic and data poor contexts of cities in much of sub-Saharan Africa it is important to demonstrate a range of potential methodologies to open new possibilities for monitoring risk that can cover everyday, public health through to small and rare, catastrophic events. At the same time the varied decision-making cultures in this region make it important to uncover the historical pathways and decision-points that have determined city form and function, local and city wide capacity and ultimately generated trajectories for risk accumulation or reduction.

Urban ARCs work programmes (WP) provide a structured way through these challenges: WP1 develops four distinct vulnerability, capacity and loss assessment tools with additional work focusing on interactions between violence and conflict with disaster risk in the city to stimulate critical comparative analysis of risk monitoring and assessment tools that are appropriate for the capacities and needs of urban sub-Saharan Africa. WP2 brings physical science and its modelling skills to examine multi-hazard and climate change impacts on urban planning, and to work with urban planners to improve science policy communication. WP3 takes a broad view of urban governance, focusing on historical trajectories in urban development and disaster risk management to uncover underlying root causes that need to be discussed and considered before contemporary development paths can avoid reproducing new risk. WP4 brings this learning together with an action research agenda to work with key actors to better understand and help inform contemporary decision-making and planning for the future. Future planning is core to our mission with two dedicated PhD students, training workshops and visiting fellows as well as an Open Science conference to foster early career researchers in this rapidly growing policy area.

Planned Impact

Stakeholders are integrated into the research process helping shape questions, provide and collect data, offer interpretations of findings and act as champions for impact going forward. This anticipated close collaboration is only possible because of preceding work, with the same user groups or similar groups in other cities demonstrating an interest and willingness to collaborate. Four groups of beneficiaries can be distinguished: (1) local populations exposed to urban risk, (2) local government, urban planners and others responsible for urban development and risk management, (3) the international community including private sector, civil society actors and the UN system, (4) bilateral and multilateral development donors such as DFID or the World Bank.
Local populations will benefit from the voice academic research will give, this is particularly so for marginalised groups such as women and children and conflict migrants. For those involved in participatory video or mapping or visiting Urban Resource Hubs and other local workshop activities access to new information and critical thinking on development is hoped to improve scope for local collective and individual adaptation. Local populations will also benefit indirectly from the impacts of research on other actors when this contributes to improved urban development or disaster management performance.
Local agencies responsible for urban planning, critical infrastructure planning, environmental and disaster risk management are likely to be the clearest potential beneficiaries. Research provides data and analysis of direct relevance to this group of actors to help inform planning decisions and decision-making practice. Historical work will highlight the ways in which in administrative processes and institutions of urban governance have shaped disaster risk opening scope for revision.
International humanitarian NGOs are eager to expand rural conflict and disaster risk management activities into urban contexts where they perceive an unmet and growing demand. By partnering with two NGOs and one UN agency and through the activities of the Advisory Board this community will be able to shape research to inform policy development, and in turn provide a number of potential vehicles for post-programme legacy. UN-HABITATS CRPP programme, and Save the Children's Household Economy Assessment tool are examples. Urban places are increasingly being designed and built by international consultancy forms and the inclusion of ARUP in the consortium similarly allows access and influence through a champion in this sector.
Bilateral and multilateral development actors, and others who set the broad international policy discourse, including UN-ISDR and the World Bank will benefit from the strategic insights to be derived from Urban ARC. Consortium members are well connected in advisory boards amongst this community and are regularly active in drafting policy reports, for example in writing urban chapters for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the ISDR Global Assessment Report. This provides a direct line of benefit from research to policy impact.
Two training sessions for early career professional staff in the final year of the programme provide an additional stream of beneficiaries, it is anticipated that UN-HABITAT will accredit this training module. Following from two years of intensive research participants may already have gained research experience through the programme and will be well placed to work in what looks set to become an increasingly high priority area of policy and practice. Through this relationship and influence outputs from Urban ARC will spread widely, well beyond the case study cities and partner institutions involved.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description • Significant new knowledge generated
To achieve its aims of reducing disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa by breaking cycles of risk accumulation the programme has undertaken structured assessments of risk accumulation and reduction dynamics across 9 cities in 8 countries. Key challenges have been identified in pathways from risk reduction as an add on to development towards being an integrated element of sustainable development in urban systems. Major findings are that challenges are found in donor priorities, fragmented city governance and data and monitoring gaps; solutions to these challenges are found in risk data and forecasting, community networks collaborating with city authorities and leadership that is locally accountable.

Both the causes for risk accumulation and the opportunities for reducing risk in urban Africa lies clearly in development policy and practice. Combining action on overarching urban planning risk culture and the details of decision-making for sectoral policy and local practice can be a powerful and long-lasting way to approach the integration of risk management into urban development. Once these are working together, positive feedback can be built. Success at project and policy level reinforces the importance of risk culture across the city which, in turn, leads to the prioritisation of inclusive risk reducing practice and policy.
For risk reduction in urban Africa, the emergence of multi-level governance arrangements (strongly networked civil society organisations acting in concert with local and city authorities to address root causes, to record event losses and to better understand and support household resilience) provide a specific opportunity for equitable and sustainable risk reduction. These lessons reveal practical and achievable mechanisms through which risk reduction can also help in meeting the SDG targets. These findings are presented across 24 refereed journal articles and book chapters, 24 policy briefs and a synthesis policy brief booklet.

New or improved research methods or skills developed:
The programme has demonstrated that using a 'spectrum of methods' is an effective way of understanding the spectrum of urban risks across urban sub-Saharan Africa, and an essential tool for breaking the cycle of risk accumulation. Taking this approach helps us to understand and address the events and processes that affect health, disrupt lives and livelihoods, prevent some people from escaping from poverty, and cause other 'precarious' individuals and households to slip back into poverty. Adopting a mixed methods approach helps to bridge technical, historical, social, health, and other perspectives and data. Several key conclusions can be drawn from this: Methods are particularly useful where they are locally relevant and informed; Effective research on the spectrum of urban risk requires close partnerships between researchers, local community organisations, municipal authorities, and other research users; There is a need for greater inter-urban and intra-urban perspectives that identify and address risk differentials between and within urban centres of different sizes and in different geographic situations, and that can inform urban and regional approaches to planning and risk reduction.
• Particularly noteworthy new research networks/collaborations/partnerships, or combinations of these:
Training and capacity building has followed an ambitious demand driven across all core cities and strong partnerships have been formed across Urban ARK cities, at the interface of existing organisational capacities and mandates. Most intensive has been work in Nairobi. This has included bringing together slum community organisations in Nairobi (Kenyan Homeless People's Federation and Kounkuey Design Initiative) to strengthen capacity and advocacy in Mukuru and Kibera large Informal Settlements; and also working across the Nairobi City County Government to enable exchanges between departments and with civil society groups on integrated development planning for risk management. There has been considerable impact generated from tools and data developed with local communities to enable community based action planning and risk reduction where community organisation is limited. In particular, the ReMapRisk tool and linked action planning workshops has led to 5 strategic action projects in Karonga and a fifth in Mzuzu, Malawi and 14 strategic action projects in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These projects have benefited an estimated 72,000 people in Karonga/Mzuzu and 140,000 in Freetown. In addition the Freetown Hub led to recognition by the Mayor of Freetown City Council. As a result an unprecedented agreement has been reached to develop settlement-wide strategic action plans in four informal settlements as part of the updated Freetown Structural Plan. Relationship building and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in the study cities is an ongoing and sensitive process, influenced by political and other timelines (e.g. Kenya 2017 elections).
Exploitation Route The Urban ARK teams are working closely with city actors to maintain momentum for uptake and impact while international policy and academic communities are being targeted for legacy. There has been demand for continuity of Urban ARK from city actors as well as partners and the relationships built are beyond those that team members have encountered in other projects. This is especially the case in Nairobi and Karonga. Also efforts to bridge French and English speaking communities of practice have established trusting relationships that will not end. Some follow-on has been secured, for example with Pelling working in Nairobi to support the Nairobi Risk Partnership though a NERC-DFID SHEAR project. There may be scope also for continuity in methods development through the UCL 'Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality' (Urban KNOW) programme: https://www.urban-know.com. Here though alternative field sites are used. One of the key contributions of Urban ARK has been to use science to facilitate relationship building at city level, between movements of the urban poor, universities and city authorities. It will be key to build on Urban ARK as a model of facilitative science. Relationships between state and non-state actors developed through Urban ARK continue to develop with ongoing informal communication and information sharing.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL http://www.urbanark.org
 
Description Findings have fed into urban planning and community based risk management and resilience planning in Nairobi, including through the Mukuru Special Planning Area. They have been involved in deliberations for urban risk planning in Ibadan and Karonga. Five pathways to impact are illustrated bellow: 1. Impact generated from tools developed with global partners and then applied widely with local governments: An initial evaluation by UN Habitat on the CityRAP tool impacts reveal several city officials have provided feedback on the impact of CityRAP in their cities (e.g. upgrading of informal settlements in Chokwe, Mozambique influencing urban planning in Praia, Cabo Verde). Several member states in southern Africa have requested further rolling out of CityRAP across diverse urban centres. 2. Impact generated from tools and data developed with local communities to enable community based action planning and risk reduction where community organisation is limited: The ReMapRisk tool and linked action planning workshops has led to 5 strategic action projects in Karonga and a fifth in Mzuzu, and 14 strategic action projects in Freetown, Sierra Leone. These projects have benefited an estimated 72,000 people in Karonga/Mzuzu and 140,000 in Freetown. In addition the Freetown Hub led to recognition by the Mayor of Freetown City Council. As a result an unprecedented agreement has been reached to develop settlement-wide strategic action plans in four informal settlements as part of the updated Freetown Structural Plan 3. Impact generated from research on governance and risk data coupled with capacity building and relationship building with organise groups of the urban poor. Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) implemented a training and networking Initiative creating a network the "KPSP Network Group" with more than 400 members, and several thousand site users. Muungano Alliance, Kenyan Homeless People's Federation (HPF) (Shack/Slum Dwellers International Affiliate) working in Mukuru Special Planning Area (SPA) collaborated with Urban ARK to facilitate the gathering and analysis of risk data within the SPA. As part of this activity 71 new neighbourhood savings groups were mobilised. These collaborated to form 6 Community Action Groups to become formal elements in the local governance structure for the Mukuru Special Planning Area. Muungano's work with Urban ARK has established benchmarks for public participation. This is important following constitutional change in Kenya that require all development to be participatory but with limited experience of what participation might look like and might be delivered. In June 2018 Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) and Muungano wa Wanavijiji (an affiliate of Shack and Slum Dwellers International, SDI) signed a Partnership Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding. Muungano and KDI are now collaborating to maintain the riparian reserve in Mukuru Informal Settlement and KDI has been asked to be a reviewer on the WASH consortium sectoral brief for the Kibera Special Planning Area which will influence the Nairobi City County approach to better integrate sanitation, drainage, access, and public space. 4. Capacity built at City and Community level through partnerships with local Universities within the Urban ARK programme • The University of Ibadan, in collaboration with diverse city stakeholders, are leading the development of an Ibadan City Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan. • The University of Mzuzu continues to hold monthly meetings with research counterparts (8) and neighbourhood DRM Committees (41 members) leading to recognition by the Local Government of Karonga and participate in scheduled meetings of the District Disaster Risk Management Committee (DDRMC) (over 30 organisations and government departments) • Signficant databases developed for supporting decision making - e.g. DesInventar, climate profiles 5. Global Impact While direct causal relationships are difficult to demonstrate, through these programme outputs and continuous engagements, Urban ARK has helped to provide the necessary evidence basis to support key investments at various scales, and the findings from Urban ARK will continue to be critical in making the case for financing and the way in which that finance is used such as the recent developments in regional development banks on financing urban resilience, including the African Development Bank: https://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/african-development-bank-to-leverage-climate-finance-for-urban-resilience-in-africa-16377/ and the Asian Development Bank: https://www.adb.org/projects/51325-001/main
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Other
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Title Dar es Salaam Climate Profile: Full Technical Version 
Description This technical report presents a full climate profile for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The document outlines the city's current climate profile across several variables such as temperature and rainfall and includes a detailed summary of projected climate changes for key variables such as temperature. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate profiles have been used for Urban ARK research and communicated with policy makers and other stakeholders and discussions for further use and impact under way. 
URL https://www.urbanark.org/sites/default/files/resources/Dar_climate_profile_full_technical_v2.pdf
 
Title Dar es Salaam Climate Profile: Summary Version 
Description This document provides a policy orientated summary of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's climate profile. The document outlines the current climate profile across several variables such as temperature and rainfall and includes a summary of projected climate changes for key variables such as temperature. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate profiles have been used for Urban ARK research and communicated with policy makers and other stakeholders and discussions for further use and impact under way. 
URL https://www.urbanark.org/dar-es-salaam-climate-profile-summary-version
 
Title Georeference Photograph Databases 
Description Collection of Georeferenced photographs collected under Work programme 2 on urban texture and multi-hazard interactions: (a) Database of 818 georeferenced photos of different parts of the city of Nairobi (Kenya) (b) Database of 620 georeferenced photos of different parts of the city of Ibadan (Nigeria) (c) Database of 812 georeferenced photos of different parts of the city of Karonga (Malawi) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of photos to support research and further activities within the three cities. 
 
Title Karonga Climate Profile: Full Technical Version 
Description This technical report presents a full climate profile for Karonga, Malawi. The document outlines the town's current climate profile across several variables such as temperature and rainfall and includes a detailed summary of projected climate changes for key variables such as temperature. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate profiles have been used for Urban ARK research and communicated with policy makers and other stakeholders and discussions for further use and impact under way. 
URL https://www.urbanark.org/sites/default/files/resources/Karonga_climate_profile_full_technical_v2%5B1...
 
Title Karonga Climate Profile: Summary Version 
Description This document provides a policy orientated summary of Karonga, Malawi's climate profile. The document outlines the current climate profile across several variables such as temperature and rainfall and includes a summary of projected climate changes for key variables such as temperature. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate profiles have been used for Urban ARK research and communicated with policy makers and other stakeholders and discussions for further use and impact under way. 
URL https://www.urbanark.org/sites/default/files/resources/Karonga%20climate%20profile%20summary%20versi...
 
Title Nairobi Climate Profile: Full Technical Version 
Description This technical report presents a full climate profile for Nairobi. The document outlines the city's current climate profile across several variables such as temperature and rainfall and includes a detailed summary of projected climate changes for key variables such as temperature. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate profiles have been used for Urban ARK research and communicated with policy makers and other stakeholders and discussions for further use and impact under way. 
URL https://www.urbanark.org/sites/default/files/resources/Nairobi_climate_profile_full_technical_v2_0.p...
 
Title ReMapRisk Freetown 
Description ReMapRisk is a digital resource available through a digital platform produced for Urban ARK. The resource was produced by UCL (Allen AE,Koroma B,Lambert R,Osuteye. ReMapRisk is a tool allows users to interrogate and visualize specific enquires on the hazard profile, vulnerabilities and capacities to act of city dwellers and various support organisations, it also brings to the fore the experiences of those directly affected by risk traps and their perspectives on the type of action required. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact uptake and further dissemination of the tool and resources across research cities. 
 
Title ReMapRisk Karonga 
Description ReMapRisk is a digital resource available through a digital platform produced for Urban ARK. The resource was produced by UCL (Allen AE,Koroma B,Lambert R,Osuteye. ReMapRisk is a tool allows users to interrogate and visualize specific enquires on the hazard profile, vulnerabilities and capacities to act of city dwellers and various support organisations, it also brings to the fore the experiences of those directly affected by risk traps and their perspectives on the type of action required. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Further dissemination and uptake of ReMapRisk in study cities. 
 
Title ReMapRisk: Participatory Mapping to Disrupt Urban Risk Traps 
Description This video explains how ReMapRisk was produced and how it works. Developed within the ESRC Research Project entitled Urban Africa Risk Knowledge, ReMapRisk is a tool allows users to interrogate and visualize specific enquires on the hazard profile, vulnerabilities and capacities to act of city dwellers and various support organisations, it also brings to the fore the experiences of those directly affected by risk traps and their perspectives on the type of action required. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Further uptake and dissemination of tool in study cities and enquires for further information 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGrYRpBwoz8&feature=em-subs_digest
 
Title USB Teaching Materials Database 
Description USB stick of training materials for high school teachers on natural hazards containing (Malamud and Taylor (KCL): (a) >35 teaching demos created and/or reviewed (b) 77 videos reviewed and selected (c) 11 digital posters reviewed and selected (d) 16 factsheets reviewed and selected (e) 14 Powerpoint lectures from BDM and FT's teaching 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of database for teaching in secondary schools and requests for further information and uptake 
 
Title Urban Textures Urban Textures YouTube training videos 
Description Urban Textures - YouTube training videos, 2 hours of training videos explaining how the urban textures classification can be performed for other African towns and cities, and the utility of this approach. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Skills development and capacity building amongst individuals across diverse contexts 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL12g6Yp-u09zQtvIqoir7LLa-wMFuMErR
 
Description Urban ARK - Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) partnership 
Organisation Kounkuey Design Initiative
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution With support from Urban ARK PI Mark Pelling and other core research team members working in Nairobi, KDI Kenya implemented a training and networking Initiative creating the "KPSP Network Group" with more than 400 members, and several thousand informal settlement site users from Kibera, Africa's largest slum.
Collaborator Contribution With support from Urban ARK KDI implemented a training and networking Initiative creating the "KPSP Network Group" with more than 400 members, and several thousand informal settlement site users from Kibera, Africa's largest slum.
Impact With support from Urban ARK KDI implemented a training and networking Initiative creating the "KPSP Network Group" with more than 400 members, and several thousand informal settlement site users from Kibera, Africa's largest slum.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Urban ARK - SDI-Kenya (SDI-K)), Muungano wa Wanavijiji, with Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT) colloboration 
Organisation Shack and Slum Dwellers International
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Urban ARK PI Mark Pelling, together with research team members working in Nairobi formed a collaborative partnership with SDI Kenya and Muungano wa Wanavijij to support the development of the Mukuru Special Planning Area in Nairobi led by SDI and Muungano wa Wanavijiji. Urban ARK contributions included hosting capacity building workshops and training on the 'Action at the Frontline' approach for data collection on risk management. This collaboration resulted further in the mobilisation of 71 new neighbourhood savings groups. These collaborated to form 6 Community Action Groups to become formal elements in the local governance structure for the Mukuru Special Planning Area. This has established benchmarks for public participation following constitutional change in Kenya that require all development to be participatory but with limited experience of what participation might look like and might be delivered.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed capacity building for the research team in terms of improving understanding of undertaking risk other assessments and capacity building in informal settings and supported data collection. The partners also provided training to multiple community members and groups in Mukuru informal settlement on data collection and reporting.
Impact This collaboration resulted further in the mobilisation of 71 new neighbourhood savings groups. These collaborated to form 6 Community Action Groups to become formal elements in the local governance structure for the Mukuru Special Planning Area.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 2016 RGS-IBG international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2016 RGS-IBG international conference on 31st August, 2016:
Title: "Governance of urban development and its influence on risks in Karonga Town" by, E. Osuteye, D. Brown, C. Johnson, M. Manda and J. Gondwe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Academic Seminar - Mzuzu University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar at Mzuzu University - David Dodman and David Satterthwaite from IIED presented an overview of the Urban ARK project, the urban elements of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UNFCCC, and Habitat III and relevance to Urban ARK, attended by approximately 30 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Action Planning Workshop Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Action planning workshops conducted in Freetown (2nd to 4th August 2017) with approximately 40 participants in attendance. The preliminary findings from the 'ReMapRisk' data collection were shared with local stakeholders, validated and refined to create a number of strategic action plans in the light of the findings and debates. Each action plan was drafted at the lowest level of devolved DRR structures that has been identified. In Freetown, a total of 15 strategic action plans are being prepared by the five Community-Based Disaster Risk Management Committees (CBDRMCs) found in each of the three districts of the city (Western, Central and Eastern).
- approximately 40 participants in total
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Action planning workshop - Karonga 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Action planning workshops conducted in Karonga (26th -28th July 2017) with approximately 35 participants. The preliminary findings from the 'ReMapRisk' data collection were shared with local stakeholders, validated and refined to create a number of strategic action plans in the light of the findings and debates. Each action plan was drafted at the lowest level of devolved DRR structures that has been identified. In Karonga 4 strategic action plans were prepared by the four Neighbourhood Disaster Risk Management Committees (NRMCs).
- approximately 35 participants in total
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Adaptation Futures Conference, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Adaptation Futures Conference, May 2016: Session - Local governance of adaptation in urbanising cities
Pelling and Leck - Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge - key emerging themes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them? The Conversation, News feature/commentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact S. Colenbrander, "Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?" The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/africas-cities-face-unique-risks-what-can-be-done-to-manage-them-78419?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton
Reposted on: News24, ReliefWeb, Times Live and allafrica.com.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/africas-cities-face-unique-risks-what-can-be-done-to-manage-them-78419?u...
 
Description Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), held in San Fransisco, USA between March 29 and April 2, 2016:
International Alert presented on 'Risk and Resilience in Kibera, Nairobi'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blog - ReMapRisk launched at Urban ARK Annual Meeting in Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog: ReMapRisk launched at Urban ARK Annual Meeting in Cape Town:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/development/news/2018/jan/remaprisk-launched-urban-ark-annual-meeting-cape-town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/development/news/2018/jan/remaprisk-launched-urban-ark-annual-meeting...
 
Description Blog - Urban ARK at IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference, Edmonton 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog - Urban ARK at IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference, Edmonton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urbanark.org/urban-ark-ipcc-cities-and-climate-change-conference-edmonton
 
Description Blog feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Transformative Adaptation in Informal Settlements: The Case of Kounkuey Design Initiative in Kibera, Nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/transformative-adaptation-informal-settlements-case-kounkuey-design-initiat...
 
Description Blog feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact How risk accumulates in African cities and ways to break the cycle', Dodman, IIED. Posted on 4 websites:
Urban ARK: https://www.urbanark.org/how-risk-accumulates-african-cities---and-ways-break-cycle
IIED:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbanark.org/how-risk-accumulates-african-cities---and-ways-break-cycle
 
Description Blog feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Urban Transformations: http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2017/how-risk-accumulates-in-african-cities-and-ways-to-break-the-cycle/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2017/how-risk-accumulates-in-african-cities-and-ways-t...
 
Description Blog feature: Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog: Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas. This is the second of three blogs drawn from the editorial in the April 2017 issue of the international journal, Environment & Urbanization. This issue is on 'Understanding the full spectrum of risk in urban areas' and it was prepared in partnership with Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK). The first blog was on 'Urban risks: where are the top five biggest blinds spots?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/addressing-needs-vulnerable-groups-urban-areas
 
Description Blog feature: Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog: Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spacesThis blog explores how pushing a resilience agenda can have unintended consequences. Do efforts to build resilience automatically address injustices and inequality? We argue here, and in a recently published article, that they don't. A focus on justice is lacking in resilience responses, particularly in the African context, where there's high inequality, high poverty and significant injustices. This blog post by Prof Gina Ziervogel and Dr Lorena Pasquini was originally posted on 'The Conversation':
https://theconversation.com/fighting-injustice-helps-in-creating-resilient-urban-spaces-68939
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/fighting-injustice-helps-creating-resilient-urban-spaces
 
Description Blog feature: Reducing risks in urban centres: think local local local 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post: Reducing risks in urban centres: think 'local, local, local'. This is the third of three blogs drawn from the editorial in the April 2017 issue of the international journal, Environment & Urbanization. This issue is on 'Understanding the full spectrum of risk in urban areas' and it was prepared in partnership with Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK). The first blog was on 'Urban risks: where are the top five biggest blinds spots?' and the second was on 'Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/reducing-risks-urban-centres-think-local-local-local
 
Description Blog feature: Urban risks: where are the top five biggest blind spots? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post: Urban risks: where are the top five biggest blind spots?
This blog is part of a series of three blog posts by David Satterthwaite that draw from key findings and insights from the Urban ARK Environment and Urbanization Special Issue (http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/eaua/29/1). This blog post outlines 5 'blind spots' regarding urban risks, what needs highlighting and what needs to happen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/urban-risks-where-are-top-five-biggest-blind-spots
 
Description Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'Building collective capacity to disrupt urban risk traps: capacity building workshop in Karonga Malawi '- Urban ARK Blog post, Osuteye, UCL - https://www.urbanark.org/building-collective-capacity-disrupt-urban-risk-traps-capacity-building-workshop-karonga-malawi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbanark.org/building-collective-capacity-disrupt-urban-risk-traps-capacity-building-work...
 
Description Blog post - Building collective capacity to disrupt urban risk traps: capacity building workshop in Karonga Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post: Building collective capacity to disrupt urban risk traps: capacity building workshop in Karonga Malawi
Blog post outline: DPU's Emmanuel Osuteye, Rita Lambert and PhD Candidate Donald Brown, as part of the Urban ARK workpackage 4 (WP4), conducted a 3-day capacity building workshop in February 2017 to enhance the capacity of Neighbourhood Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) Committees in Karonga, Malawi to monitor and document the processes that drive risk accumulation over time and to appraise the practices deployed and resources mobilized to mitigate, reduce and prevent risk.

This component of the DPU's Urban ARK research led by Adriana Allen aims to provide fresh insights into how the governance of risk reduction currently works in the context of Malawi and to enhance the capacity to act of those most vulnerable to be trapped in risk accumulation cycles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/building-collective-capacity-disrupt-urban-risk-traps-capacity-building-wor...
 
Description Blog post on Malawi High School Teacher Workshop on Natural Hazards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Malamud and Taylor, King's College London, Blog post on 'Malawi High School Teacher's Workshop on Natural Hazards': http://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2017/10/05/malawi-high-school-teachers-workshop-on-natural-hazards/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2017/10/05/malawi-high-school-teachers-workshop-on-natural-hazards/
 
Description Blog post: Mapping for Change: Profiling Informal Settlements in Freetown, Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog feature: Mapping for Change: Profiling Informal Settlements in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Blog overview:
As part of the Urban ARK Work Programme 4 (WP4) work on 'Governance, Planning and Urban Development in Freetown', the DPU team represented by Emmanuel Osuteye and Rita Lambert organized a 3-day capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This was done in partnership with researchers from the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) led by Braima Koroma who are serving as the city leads for the Urban ARK work in sierra Leone.

The main purpose of the workshop was to train a team of recruited volunteers drawn from residents of a number of informal settlements, members of the Federation of the Urban Poor and other local NGO representatives that are active within the informal settlements, in risk mapping methods integrated into a wider process of conducting a settlement profiles (both manually, and aided by the use of GPS-enabled mobile phone applications).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/mapping-change-profiling-informal-settlements-freetown-sierra-leone
 
Description Capacity Building Workshop Freetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 3 day Capacity building workshop In Freetown, Sierra Leone on "risk mapping for change" organised for community residents and a range of city-level actors (NGOs, Government). 15-17 March 2017, led by UCL and SLURC
- 44 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Capital Radio Malawi coverage of ReMap Risk launch in July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Capital Radio Malawi coverage of ReMap Risk launch in July 2018: http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/index.php/blog/local-news/capital-news/item/8995-urban-africa-risk-knowledge-launches-a-public-remaprisk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/index.php/blog/local-news/capital-news/item/8995-urban-africa-risk...
 
Description City Stakeholder Engagement - Dakar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Cheikh Faye from APHRC visited Dakar to introduce Urban ARK and APHRC's planned research on solid waste management in the city. He held an initial stakeholder engagement meeting on 16 June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description City Stakeholder Engagement - Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact APHRC hosted stakeholder engagement event for Nairobi study communities-Dandora, Saika, Jericho and Harambee, attended by Dandora village Chief and his officials, 25th November, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description City Stakeholder Engagement - Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact APHRC and King's College London research team (Bruce Malamud, Faith Taylor, James Millington) participated in a series of stakeholder meetings with key players and policy makers in the Nairobi City County Government and National Government officials. Organized and led by APHRC Consultant late Elijah Agevi (20-23 August 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description City Stakeholder Meeting - Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 1 November 2015 Ibadan University hosted the first key Urban ARK City Stakeholder Workshop. The workshop was attended by over 50 representatives from government, non-government, media, academia and other stakeholder groups. Various presentations were given by Ibadan University representatives leading Urban ARK research in the city, with commentary and panel discussions from Cassidy Johnson (UCL) and David Satterthwaite (IIED). Break out groups were held to discuss the planned research with stakeholders and receive feedback,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description City Stakeholder Meeting - Niamey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Niamey - Workshop held 22nd May to launch the Urban ARK research project in Niger between University of Niamey and SCI Niger staff, as well as relevant local government stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference Session - 7th Africa Population Conference in Pretoria, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Session organized by APHRC: Special Session: Solid Waste Management and Health Risks in Urban Africa - Policy Reviews and Analysis on December 3 2015 at the 7th Africa Population Conference in Pretoria, South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference report: Urban ARK session RGS-IBG Annual International Conference - Understanding everyday risks through methodological innovations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Pelling, 'Conference report: Urban ARK session RGS-IBG Annual International Conference titled 'Understanding everyday risks through methodological innovations': https://www.urbanark.org/understanding-urban-everyday-risks-through-methodological-innovations. Blog post on Urban ARK website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/understanding-urban-everyday-risks-through-methodological-innovation
 
Description Development Planning Unit UCL Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact DPUNews edition April 2017 - Updates on URBAN ARK annual meeting, research progress and Malawi Capacity Building Workshop to be published in: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/development/sites/bartlett/files/dpunews_61_web_r.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/development/sites/bartlett/files/dpunews_61_web_r.pdf
 
Description Elijah Agevi Fellowship Urban ARK blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Elijah Agevi Fellowship: Framing a tool to inform adaptive planning and action in low income areas of Nairobi and other rapidly urbanising cities, Urban ARK blog post, Harper, J. KDI:https://www.urbanark.org/elijah-agevi-fellowship-framing-tool-inform-adaptive-planning-and-action-low-income-areas-nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.urbanark.org/elijah-agevi-fellowship-framing-tool-inform-adaptive-planning-and-action-lo...
 
Description European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2016, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2016, Vienna. Taylor, F and Malamud, B presented on "Quantifying Urban Texture in Nairobi, Kenya and its Implications for Understanding Natural Hazard Impact"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2016, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2016, Vienna. Taylor, F and Malamud, B presented on "Sources of Free and Open Source Spatial Data for Natural Disasters and Principles for Use in Developing Country Contexts"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Feature article, Urban ARK Research Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Feature article, Tribune Newspaper, 24 August 2018, Experts deliberates on urban vulnerability, risks in Ibadan, https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/161210/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/161210/
 
Description Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces, The Conversation, News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces, The Conversation, 20 April 2017: https://theconversation.com/fighting-injustice-helps-in-creating-resilient-urban-spaces-68939. News article/Commentary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/fighting-injustice-helps-in-creating-resilient-urban-spaces-68939
 
Description Freetown Tragedy has lessons for African Cities, All Africa News feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact E. Osuteye and H. Leck, 'Freetown Tragedy has lessons for African Cities', All Africa, 23 August, 2017, http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00054795.html , News Article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00054795.html
 
Description Freetowns mudslides and the Slippery Slope of Urban Risks in Africa - IRIN News Opinion piece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact E. Osuteye and H. Leck, "Freetown's mudslides and the Slippery Slope of Urban Risks in Africa" - IRIN News Opinions piece 23rd August 2017: https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/08/23/freetown-s-mudslides-and-slippery-slope-urban-risk-africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/08/23/freetown-s-mudslides-and-slippery-slope-urban-risk-afric...
 
Description From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities Daily Mail Newspaper Feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities', Daily Mail, 22 June 2017:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4629870/From-floods-disease-disaster-risk-rising-surging-African-cities.html
Newspaper feature resulting from Urban ARK IJDRR and Environment and Urbanization special issue journals joint launch event at IIED in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4629870/From-floods-disease-disaster-risk-rising-su...
 
Description From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities, Newspaper feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ReliefWeb, 22 June 2017: http://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/floods-disease-disaster-risk-rising-surging-african-cities. Newspaper feature resulting from Urban ARK IJDRR and Environment and Urbanization special issue journals joint launch event at IIED in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/floods-disease-disaster-risk-rising-surging-african-cities
 
Description IIED July Newsletter Urban ARK Feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact IIED July Newsletter: IIED's July edition of the urban newsletter specifically profiled the work of Urban ARK: https://www.iied.org/latest-urban-newsletter-out-now
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.iied.org/latest-urban-newsletter-out-now
 
Description Ibadan International Stakeholder's Meeting: Data, Knowledge, Capacity -'talking heads' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Talking heads' video produced by Emmanuel Osuteye, UCL for Ibadan International Stakeholder's Meeting: Data, Knowledge, Capacity, hosted by the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria: https://youtu.be/IYiQwfwUon8 , 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/IYiQwfwUon8
 
Description Ibidun Adelekan on NTA Ibadan (TV) programme - Discourse. Topic: Flood management in Ibadan. May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ibidun Adelekan on NTA Ibadan (TV) programme - Discourse. Topic: Flood management in Ibadan. May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Planning History Society Conference in Delft Session: African planning histories and urban risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact International Planning History Society Conference in Delft
Session: African planning histories and urban risk (chaired by Parnell)
Parnell: The role of planning in building a capable state: reflections on post apartheid change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Planning History Society Conference in Delft Session: African planning histories and urban risk  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact International Planning History Society Conference in Delft
Session: African planning histories and urban risk (chaired by Parnell)
Pirie: Risking urban planning in the African past
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Journal Launch event - 'Building resilience for Africa's urban future'  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Building resilience for Africa's urban future' at ODI on Thursday 22 June, 12.30-14.00 hosted by Urban ARK, in collaboration with ODI: https://www.odi.org/events/4473-building-resilience-africa-s-urban-future. This major launch event marked the launch of two Urban ARK led journal special issues: Environment and Urbanization (E&U) Special Issue (published, open access:https://www.environmentandurbanization.org) and the International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR) Special Issue (publication expected July 2017) as a substantive academic output of the Urban ARK International Science Conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi in January 2016. Panel members included Pelling (PI, KCL), Manda (Co-I, Mzuzu University), Satterthwaite (Co-I, IIED), Dobson (Shack/Slum Dwellers International), Fraser (ODI) and Spires (ICLEI Africa). Over 100 participants registered to attend in person and over 150 for livestream participation. The recorded event livestream can be accessed here: https://www.odi.org/events/4473-building-resilience-africa-s-urban-future,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.odi.org/events/4473-building-resilience-africa-s-urban-future
 
Description Karonga Stakeholder Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 6 November 2015 a Stakeholder workshop was held in Karonga for the Urban ARK project. The meeting included presentations from From David Dodman and David Satterthwaite, as well as various project partners from Mzuzu University. Group discussions were held to discuss planned research in Karonga and receive feedback from academic, government and non-goverment stakeholders present at the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mapathon Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Taylor and Millington hosted a Niamey 'mapathon' event at KCL on 29th March 2017 - 45 tickets available to staff, students, Urban ARK project partners and the general public. This mapathon added buildings and roads to the existing Open Streets map of Niamey. As part of this event, there was a short presentation from Urban ARK PhD student Alejandro Barcena about Niamey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media coverage of project dissemination meeting, Ibadan, Nigeria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media coverage of project dissemination meeting/News Agency of Nigeria report, 24 July 2018, Researchers alert on increasing premature deaths in Ibadan: http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2018/07/researchers-alert-on-increasing-premature-deaths-in-ibadan/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2018/07/researchers-alert-on-increasing-premature-deaths-in-ibadan/
 
Description Mzuzu University - Community Radio Feature, Karonga 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda from, lead investigator from Mzuzu University featured on a radio segment on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation and Karonga to introduce Urban ARK and outline key research activities planned in Karonga. Press release of the radio segment can be found here: Community Radio, http://www.mbc.mw/index.php/media-releases/item/1373-report-more-on-disasters-says-mzuni-lecturer, 8 Dec 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.mbc.mw/index.php/media-releases/item/1373-report-more-on-disasters-says-mzuni-lecturer
 
Description National DRM Conference 30-31 May 2016 (Malawi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact National DRM Conference 30-31 May 2016 (Malawi):
Manda: Urban Risks and Vulnerabilities- Urban Ark contribution in Karonga Town, on the theme: Building resilience: addressing risks. The Vice President of Malawi, head of World Bank, head of UNDP, Head of African Development and US Ambassador in Malawi among others attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description News Article - Urban Risk or Resilience? Opportunities for Improving Informal Settlements in Urban Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News article in Security Beat, based on Urban ARK Research undertaken in Nairobi: Urban Risk or Resilience? Opportunities for Improving Informal Settlements in Urban Africa,
March 13, 2018, Saiyara Khan: https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2018/03/urban-risk-resilience-opportunities-improving-informal-settlements-urban-africa/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2018/03/urban-risk-resilience-opportunities-improving-informal-settl...
 
Description News article on Urban ARK solid waste management research, Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News article based on Urban ARK research on solid waste management in Nairobi, undertaken by APHRC: Garbage disposal into Nairobi River killing city residents, says study: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258912/garbage-disposal-into-nairobi-river-killing-city-residents-says-study , 31 October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258912/garbage-disposal-into-nairobi-river-killing-city-...
 
Description News article, solid waste management Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Garbage disposal into Nairobi River killing city residents, says study 'https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258912/garbage-disposal-into-nairobi-river-killing-city-residents-says-study' , 31 October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258912/garbage-disposal-into-nairobi-river-killing-city-...
 
Description News report, Urban ARK Mention Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News/Press report, Oyo govt tasked on slum, urban development, Punch Newspaper, 7 April 2018, https://punchng.com/oyo-govt-tasked-on-slum-urban-development/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://punchng.com/oyo-govt-tasked-on-slum-urban-development/
 
Description Newspaper feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact RISQUES EN MILIEU URBAIN - Les experts mondiaux ont tenus leurs assises à Ibadan, The 'Event' Newspaper, Niamey, 6 February 2017. By Amadou Gare, Niamey Journalist and Urban ARK Stakeholder present at Ibadan meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newspaper feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Opening of Urban ARK International Urban risk and development stakeholders meeting, Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria, 24 January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newspaper feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Karonga Trio off to Nigeria Urban Risk Conference', Nation Newspaper, 23 January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newspaper feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reuters online, Report: Top Threat to African Cities is Lack of Good Government: https://www.voanews.com/a/report-top-threat-to-african-cities-lack-of-good-government/3912657.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email, 22 June 2017 (based on 'Building resilience for Africa's urban future' event hosted by ODI 22 June 2017)

https://www.voanews.com/a/report-top-threat-to-african-cities-lack-of-good-government/3912657.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.voanews.com/a/report-top-threat-to-african-cities-lack-of-good-government/3912657.html?u...
 
Description Plenary Discussant - Building Back Better, Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience, Tokyo, 23 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Pelling (PI) Plenary discussant, Building Back Better, Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience, Tokyo, 23 November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Policy Engagement Workshop - UK and Kenya Met, Kings College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ayub Shaka, Head of Public Weather Forecasting and Deputy Director at Kenya Met and Bill Leathes, International Development Manager for UK Met participated in a workshop with Urban ARK London team members and members of the KCL Geography Department. The workshop included several presentations and a roundtable DRR discussion, 10 September 2015, attended by approximately 20 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on urban textures presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017. Abstract Title: Identifying urban infrastructure multi-hazard risk in developing country contexts, Authors: F Taylor, J Millington, B D Malamud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -Rusca presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, April 5-9, 2 Urban ARK session 'Can African urbanism break cycles of disaster risk accumulation', organised by Pelling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation: University of Cape Town Africa Climate Development Initiative Group Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Faith Taylor gave an oral presentation on urban textures presented at University of Cape Town Africa Climate Development Initiative Group Seminar Series, 15th Jun 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release for ReMapRisk launch in Karonga 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release for ReMapRisk Launch in Mzuzu and Karonga, Malawi: Mzuni Launches online disaster platform for Karonga - The Nation News Paper, 13th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Provision of Training for Southern Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Bruce Malamud, James Millington, Faith Taylor - hosted a 3 hour workshop at Mzuzu University. The workshop included discussions and training on natural Hazard Interactions, Urban ARK Hazard Interactions Overview and questions, finding and Using Free Spatial Data, Hazard & Spatial Data (Relevant to Malawi) & USB stick description and Publishing Comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Provision of training for Southern Researchers Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Soumana Boubacar (AB University) research trip to London November 2015. Collaboration with KCL, Save the Children and FEG. Expert training on the Household Economy Approach with a methodology proposal developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radio Interview: E. Osuteye - Radio interview on recent disaster in Freetown and Lessons for Accra Ghana on 3FM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact E. Osuteye - Radio interview on recent disaster in Freetown's and Lessons for Accra, Ghana, on "3FM" (92.7 MHz) Accra, Ghana as part of the "Community Connect Programme" at 3pm 25th August, 2017. - lessons from Urban ARK shared and referenced. http://3news.com/3fm/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://3news.com/3fm/
 
Description Radio Interview: S Colenbrander, on urban resilience on the Voice of the Cape, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact S. Colenbrander (IIED) - radio interview based on urban resilience (outcome of Urban ARK news article in The Conversation) on the Voice of the Cape, a South African radio station. no weblink available for the broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ReMap Risk Training workshop Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mzuzu University: undertook training for National Disaster Risk Management Committee Members in ReMapRisk using smart phones 22-24 February 2017
- 30 trainees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Risk mapping workshop Karonga 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 3 day capacity building workshop in Karonga, Malawi on "risk mapping for change" organised for Urban ARK research Assistants and the Neighbourhood Disaster Risk Management Committees (NDRMC) - 22-25th Feb 2017 for WP4.3. Led by UCL, in collaboration with Mzuzu University.
- 35 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar, Megacities transitions and risk management, United Nations University Tokyo, 22 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar given by Mark Pelling, KCL, PI Megacities transitions and risk management, United Nations University Tokyo, 22 November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Solid Waste Management Nairobi Article, The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'It will take more than good intentions to clear Nairobi's garbage mountains' research article in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/it-will-take-more-than-good-intentions-to-clear-nairobis-garbage-mountains-88421, by Dickson Amugsi and Blessing Mberu (APHRC). Article based on solid waste management research undertaken in Nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/it-will-take-more-than-good-intentions-to-clear-nairobis-garbage-mountai...
 
Description Substantial advice and consultancy to external stakeholders - Disaster Risk Training Manual, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda (Co-Investigator) from Mzuzu University was part of the team that prepared the Disaster Risk Management Training Manual for Malawi on appointment by Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) March/April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Substantial advice and consultancy to external stakeholders - UN Habitat Resilience Framework for Action, Lideta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UN Habitat: The draft Resilience Framework for Action for the Addis Ababa sub-city of Lideta was developed together with city officials from the sub-city, community representatives and other stakeholders. It was presented for validation on 6 October in Lideta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Substantial advice and consultancy to external stakeholders- Karonga, Malawi flood assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda (Urban ARK Co-Investigator), Mzuzu University, Contributed to The Karonga Flood Assessment Report -January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Teacher's Training Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Bruce Malamud, Faith Taylor (KCL) and James Kushe (Mzuzu University) ran a three-day Urban ARK teacher's training workshop for 27 Mzuzu region high school teachers, on the subject of natural hazards. There are also possibilities of rolling the workshop materials presented more widely in Malawi, via trainers, but there are time and resource constraints. The training was supported with major funding provided by EGU, with additional support from Urban ARK and Mzuzu University. Each teacher was given a 16GB USB stick with teaching resources and lecture slides, plus other physical resources for doing teaching demonstrations.
- 27 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Television Broadcast - Interview, Ibadan, Nigeria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TV interview on BCOS on 24 July 2017 TV Mid-Morning Show on "Urban Risk" (Ibidun Adelekan, University of Ibadan).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Television Feature - Ibadan, Nigeria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Feature on BCOS TV programme AM120 on 7 September 2017. Topic: "In search of solution to perennial flooding" (Ibidun Adelekan, University of Ibadan).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Training Workshop Kibera Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Urban ARK Collaborators Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) undertaking training programme on horizontal learning for networked advocacy and voice at scale in Kibera. Project title: 'Networking the Network - A Training and Networking Initiative for transformative capacity building of the Kibera Public Space Project (KPSP) Network'. KDI hosted a kick-off listening session in September to support project planning for the training/networking initiative.
- Approximately 20 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Training and research capacity development opportunity - Massive Online Open Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Urban ARK Online capacity building has been facilitated in collaboration with the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative and a module on Sustainable Cities delivered by Professor Sue Parnell (UCT, Co-Investigator), https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/sustainable-cities-November-2016, this draws directly from Urban ARK research Work Package 3 and has over 4200 registrants online registrations. The module urls are below:

Part 1: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DoCdmHbJHmTY&data=01%7C01%7Chayley.leck%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0ba68d5ce5744c1b168a08d41604e0c5%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=kccWoZY161s%2FzGHKk%2BaodLNpH%2FZpseTDPhdZ%2BhcN7Bo%3D&reserved=0

Part 2:
https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTtm-HiNnUmc&data=01%7C01%7Chayley.leck%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cbddc081b309f44cf448308d41aea73f6%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=2uQVN5XcBASbsKwgKy%2FVaUaA8bFVlQksGgvEceOaVGQ%3D&reserved=0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DoCd...
 
Description Training for Southern Researchers and Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda (Mzuzu University); Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) and Mzuzu University - training on GNDR Frontline and UVCA methodology with the methodology being deployed in Karonga.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Training of Media Reporters with Mzuzu University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In Mzuzu, Mtafu Manda and the University of Mzuzu trained media reporters, 3-4 December 2015. Some 15 media houses were represented from across Malawi and importantly this included two Karonga based local radio stations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Naomi Roux, UCT, held training for Karonga research counterparts to conduct oral history interviews in Karonga
- 8 trainees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Training workshop on research methodology, scientific writing and project management in Dakar, Senegal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dakar French language based training and capacity building sub-programme: 3-day workshop 'Training workshop on research methodology, scientific writing and project management'held in Dakar, Senegal from 9-12 October. Training included project design and research management with a focus on urban risk. The African Population and Health Research Center (APRHC) led this initiative, with support from Abdou Moumouni University and King's College London. As part of the workshop, participants were required to develop research proposals and the top two will be awarded Urban ARK Elijah Agevi Fellowship opportunities.
- 23 participants including 8 Nigerien, 13 Senegalese, 1 Cameroonian and 1 Beninese
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UN Habitat III Conference in Quito: UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact UN Habitat III Conference in Quito:
UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented the CityRAP tool during the United Nations Habitat III Conference in Quito
Presented in the session entitled "The Power of Participatory Resilience Planning in Fast Growing Urban Settlements: Experiences from Africa"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UN Habitat News Feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UN Habitat DImSUR Online, 'DiMSUR is back to Addis Ababa'. News article outlining that Lideta's community is drafting its Resilience Framework for Action The local community and stakeholders from the sub-city of Lideta, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), are currently working on their urban Resilience Framework for Action, based on the CityRAP Tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dimsur.org/dimsur-is-back-to-addis-ababa
 
Description UN Habitat News Feature - DiMSUR online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UN Habitat DiMSUR online, 'DiMSUR and CityRAP Tool at Habitat III'. News Feature on UN Habitat's DiMSUR's (Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience) team presentation of its Resilience Framework for Action Tool during Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The session entitled "The Power of Participatory Resilience Planning in Fast Growing Urban Settlements: Experiences from Africa" was presented by DiMSUR's team and invited panelists during Habitat III, The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dimsur.org/cityrap-tool-at-habitat-iii/
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - Author's Personal Landscape Modelling Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog reflecting on fieldwork scoping visit to Kenya and Malawi: 'Direction not Destination: Scoping Urban Hazards in Kenya and Malawi'
Author: James Millington, 21.10.2015, http://landscapemodelling.blogspot.com/2015/09/scoping-urban-hazards-in-kenya-and.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://landscapemodelling.blogspot.com/2015/09/scoping-urban-hazards-in-kenya-and.html
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - IIED Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact IIED Media and Communications team produced blog for media release on launch of Urban ARK website: 'New Urban ARK Website Launched', 12.11.15
Author: IIED, http://www.iied.org/new-urban-ark-website-launched
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iied.org/new-urban-ark-website-launched/
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - King's College London Geography Department Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Urban ARK Blog feature - update on Inception Meeting and research plans: 'Urban ARK Programme: Tackling Disaster Risk in Africa
Author: Hayley Leck, 14.07.2015, https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/geography/2015/07/14/urban-ark-programme-tackling-disaster-risk-in-africa/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/geography/2015/07/14/urban-ark-programme-tackling-disaster-risk-in-africa/
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - King's College London Geography Department Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mark Pelling (PI) blog feature to introduce Urban ARK: "Mark Pelling leads new grant in Geography at Kings"
Author: Mark Pelling, 16.03.2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/geography/2015/03/16/urban-ark-mark-pellings-leads-new-grant-in-geography-at...
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - Programme Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mark Pelling (PI) opening blog for official project website - introducing the programme and inviting collaboration: 'Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge,
Author: Mark Pelling, 10.10.2015, http://www.urbanark.org/urban-africa-risk-knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.urbanark.org/urban-africa-risk-knowledge/
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - Programme Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by Lead Urban ARK Researcher reflecting on research scoping visit to Malawi and Kenya: 'Field visit to understand interacting hazards and hazard impact on infrastructure in Kenya and Malawi' Author: Faith Taylor, 18.11.15, http://www.urbanark.org/field-visit-understand-interacting-hazards-and-hazard-impact-infrastructure-kenya-and-malawi-0#
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.urbanark.org/field-visit-understand-interacting-hazards-and-hazard-impact-infrastructure-...
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - Programme Website and Urban Transformations Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog produced by D.Satterthwaite highlighting key points from working paper: 'Urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and implications for development and urban risk', Author: David Satterthwaite, 14.12.15, http://www.urbanark.org/urbanization-sub-saharan-africa-trends-and-implications-development-and-urban-risk# and http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2015/urbanization-in-sub-saharan-africa-trends-and-implications-for-development-and-urban-risk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2015/urbanization-in-sub-saharan-africa-trends-and-imp...
 
Description Urban ARK Blog - UCL DPU Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog entry: Urban Africa Risk Knowledge: Investigating urbanisation, poverty and disaster risk in sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Cassidy Johnson, Website: DPU, UCL, URL: www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/news/urban-africa-risk-knowledge-urbanisation-poverty-africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/news/urban-africa-risk-knowledge-urbanisation-poverty-africa/
 
Description Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations:

Msiska: Vulnerability of Water Supply Plant in Karonga - Urban ARK Open Science Conference, Lilongwe 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations:
Manda: UVCA Methodology and Community capacity -Science conference , Urban ARK Open Science Conference, Lilongwe 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Urban ARK Lilongwe Open Science Conference Presentations:
Wanda: Analysis of governance of water, sanitation and hygiene (wash) in Karonga Town, Malawi', Urban ARK Open Science Conference, Lilongwe 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Mentioned in IRIN NEWS article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Urban ARK mentioned in IRIN News Article: African cities - time for urgent reform: The urban poor have been too long ignored, Opinion Piece: http://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/12/11/african-cities-time-urgent-reform?utm_source=IRIN+-+the+inside+story+on+emergencies&utm_campaign=37b0f0d296-RSS_EMAIL_ENGLISH_ALL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d842d98289-37b0f0d296-15743353 , 11 December 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/12/11/african-cities-time-urgent-reform?utm_source=IRIN+-+the+i...
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Capital FM Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Capital Radio Malawi, 'History to Repeat Itself in Karonga,6 December 2016. News feature based on Mzuzu University's research in Karonga and highlights that the northern region district of Karonga is likely to have a repetition of last year's natural disasters
http://capitalradiomalawi.com/news/local-news/item/7085-history-to-repeat-itself-in-karonga
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://capitalradiomalawi.com/news/local-news/item/7085-history-to-repeat-itself-in-karonga
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Capital FM Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Capital FM News, Malawi, 'Malawian Communities Enchanted By Disaster Research', 26 July 2016. Article based on research undertaken by Mzuzu University in Karonga for Urban ARK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/news/item/6477-malawian-communities-enchanted-by-disaster-research
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigerian Tribune Online, 'Ibadan experiencing stronger wind gusts in last decades', 26 October 2016. News article based on Urban ARK Research undertaken by Ibidun Adelekan (Urban ARK Co-Investigator) and colleagues. Dr Adelekan, who spoke at the inaugural meeting of the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge project working group in Ibadan, stated that evidence has shown increasing wind gusts far back in 2008.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://tribuneonlineng.com/ibadan-experiencing-stronger-wind-gusts-last-decades-expert
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News Agency of Nigeria, 'DFID, others fund 3.3m pounds (about N980m) urban risks study of Ibadan city'
http://nannewsnigeria.com/dfid-others-fund-33m-pounds-about-n980m-urban-risks-study-ibadan-city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Nation, Photo news report of the Ibadan city stakeholder Meeting, 12 November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigerian Tribune, Feature Article, 'Stakeholders renew fight against urban hazards', 1 December 2015 page 38
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Malawi News Agency Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Malawi News Agency Online, 'UK Based College Donates Books to Mzuni', 2 February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.manaonline.gov.mw/index.php/national/education/item/4254-uk-based-college-donates-books-t...
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Urban ARK programme featured in Nation Newspaper: Witmos, B. 'Mzuni to carry out disaster research project in KA', Nation Newspaper, 16 September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nation Newspaper, 'Rains Displace 950 households in Karonga', 10 April 2016. Newspaper feature that draws on interview with Mtafu Manda (Urban ARK Co-Investigator, Mzuzu University) based on Urban ARK research in Karonga.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mwnation.com/rains-displace-958-households-in-karonga/
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Nation Online, 'Malawi well placed to lead in urban practices', 5 February 2016. News article based on interview with Prof Mark Pelling (Urban ARK PI) at the Urban ARK International Stakeholder Meeting in Lilongwe, February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mwnation.com/malawi-well-placed-to-lead-in-urban-practices
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Urban ARK Programme featured in Nation Newspaper report on disaster response: 'Villagers do groundwork in disaster response', Nation Newspaper 23 October, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda, lead researcher for Mzuzu University interviewed on Urban ARK Programme and research plans for Karonga. 'Report more on disasters says Mzuni lecturer' , 8 December, 2015, http://www.nkhanimchitumbuka.news/2015/12/report-more-on-disasters-says-mzuni.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nkhanimchitumbuka.news/2015/12/report-more-on-disasters-says-mzuni.html
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Nation Newspaper, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mtafu Manda, Lead Researcher for Mzuzu University interviewed on Urban ARK Programme and planned research in Karonga and beyond: 'Mzuni puts Karonga disasters under study', Nation Newspaper, 8 December 2015, http://mwnation.com/mzuni-puts-karonga-disasters-under-study/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://mwnation.com/mzuni-puts-karonga-disasters-under-study
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Sierra Leone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "A fresh perspective on urban risks" published in 'The Standard Times" newspaper, Sierra Leone on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016, page 5.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature - Thomas Reuters Foundation Alertnet and Keny News 24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'What works to build urban resilience - and what doesn't' was published online by Thomas Reuters Foundation Alertnet. This article was reposted by a local Kenyan online news website Kenya News 24, 17 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://news.trust.org/item/20161017150716-kvtuw/
 
Description Urban ARK News Feature -UN Habitat DiMSUR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact DimSUR Online, 'CityRAP Tool in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia' UN Habitat news article on DiMSUR's (Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience) work to enable local people to develop their own city resilience plan of action, with the CityRAP tool.
Focus is on enabling local people to develop their own resilience and risk management plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dimsur.org/cityrap-tool-addis-ababa-ethiopia/
 
Description Urban ARK Policy Brief: Les petites catastrophes érodent la résilience des ménages : la capacité d'absorption des ménages en butte aux inondations à Niamey, Niger 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Points clés
• L'Approche de l'économie
des ménages peut être
associée avec succès à des
indicateurs supplémentaires
pour mesurer la résilience
des ménages dans les zones
urbaines.
• La méthodologie pilotée
a révélé que la plupart des
ménages dans les quartiers
pauvres de Niamey ont une
faible résilience et ont subi des
pertes récurrentes dues à des
inondations saisonnières.
• Des inondations récurrentes
peuvent exercer un impact
sur un ménage de multiples
façons (santé, logement,
alimentation, économie,
éducation, liens sociaux),
ce qui nécessite une riposte
holistique de la part des agents
du développement.
• La plupart des ménages n'ont
pas beaucoup de stratégies
adaptatives pour faire face
aux inondations, et souvent
ils ne signalent pas leurs
problèmes aux autorités. C'est
là un domaine sur lequel les
décideurs devraient travailler
en urgence.
• La collecte des données
requises pour des indicateurs
composites de la résilience
dans des contextes à faible
revenu est délicate et il faut
parfois avoir recours à des
variables de remplacement.
• Par la suite, la ventilation
de la collecte des données
afin d'identifier la capacité
d'absorption par genre et
par âge constitue une étape
importante.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbanark.org/fr/les-petites-catastrophes-érodent-la-résilience-des-ménages-la-capacité-d'...
 
Description Urban ARK Radio Features - Karonga, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media Training on Work Package 1 research in Karonga on vulnerability and capacity assessments covered on Zodiak Radio, MBC Radio 1 (20 June 2016); (Zodiak Radio 7 Nov 2016 @ 6 and 7pm; 8 Nov 2016 7.30pm newsbulletin) (no weblinks available for the broadcasts)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Radio Features - Karonga, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Capital Radio Malawi interviewed Mtafu Manda (Urban ARK Co-Investigator, Mzuzu) about research for Work Programme 1 on vulnerability and capacity assessments, undertaken in Karonga by Mtafu and Mzuzu University colleagues (20 July 2016). There was an accompanying written news article which followed: http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/news/item/6477-malawian-communities-enchanted-by-disaster-research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/news/item/6477-malawian-communities-enchanted-by-disaster-research
 
Description Urban ARK Radio Features - Karonga, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio features on 3 radio stations in Karonga: Tuntufye Radio, Radio Dinosaur, Radio Tigabane (no webpages) (20 July 2016) creating awareness of the beginning of Work Programme 1 Karonga data collection on vulnerability and capacity assessments led by Mtafu Manda (Mzuzu University, Co-Investigator)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Radio Features, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Stories on Mzuzu University's Karonga based research were broadcast on community radio stations: Radio Dinosaur (20 and 21 June 2016) and Tuntufye FM (20 and 21 June)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Session at African Centre for Cities International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Adriana Allen, DPU, UCL hosted an Urban ARK session at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference on 'Untaming methodologies: reframing urban risk through methodological innovations' where there were 5 presentations from Urban ARK Members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-overview_20180...
 
Description Urban ARK Session at African Centre for Cities International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cassidy Johnson and Emmanuel Osuteye (DPU, UCL) organised two interlinked sessions on 'Risk governance and urban development in cities of sub-Saharan Africa: implications for risk accumulation and reduction at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference. Each session included presentations from Urban ARK team members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-overview_20180...
 
Description Urban ARK TV Feature Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ibidun Adelekan (Urban ARK Co-I, Ibadan) was interviewed on BCOS TV Breakfast programme (Ibadan, Nigeria) AM120 (Topic- Climate Change and Urban Development) (21 November 2016). The Urban ARK research project was highlighted during interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK TV Feature Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ibidun Adelekan was guest personality in a 30-minute environment programme in Yoruba language 'Oju Taye' on National TV (NTA Ibadan) aired on 31 July 2016. The interview provided the opportunity to discuss issues relating to environmental hazards and risks in the city, impacts and strategies for reducing losses. The programme enjoyed wide coverage due to two other repeat episodes aside the first broadcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK TV Feature Ibadan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ibidun Adelekan - Saturday, 10 December featured on a local Ibadan TV (BCOS TV) programme-Saturday Special. She spoke on the topic of Population growth and urban risk, drawing from Urban ARK work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban ARK Team member participation in Panel on Future Cities for Newshour Extra 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Sue Parnell from the University of Cape Town and Urban ARK Co-Investigator featured on the BBC World Service for her Panel on Future Cities for Newshour Extra, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g5p02, recorded November 2015, aired 29 January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g5p02
 
Description Urban Ark International Conference feature on MBC TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 2 February 2016 Malawi Broadcasting Corporation featured a television news segment on the Urban ARK International Science Meeting hosted in Lilongwe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Virtual training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Faith Taylor (KCL) lead virtual training sessions on the DesInventar methodology in October for two members of Kenya Red Cross as part of Safia Verjee's (Red Cross) Urban ARK fellowship.
- 2 trainees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Webcast of Woodrow Wilson Event: Urban Risk or Resilience? Improving Informal Settlements in Urban Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webcast of Woodrow Wilson Event: Urban Risk or Resilience? Improving Informal Settlements in Urban Africa: https://youtu.be/lSubtzcInow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop Training Nairobi Demand Driven Urban Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact " Training and capacity building sub-programme: led by the Kenyan Federation of Slum Dwellers (HPF) Muungano Alliance (Shack/Slum Dwellers International Affiliate) - 'Demand Driven Urban Resilience Strategy for Community Participation in Planning'. This programme focuses on horizontal learning for leadership and community capacity building in Mukuru informal settlement, Nairobi, a city designated 'Special Planning Area'. As part of this initiative and in collaboration with Mzuzu University and IIED, HPF held a series of workshops (3-6 October) on urban disaster risk reduction, introduction to the Urban ARK programme and training on the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) 'Action at the Frontline' approach. This collaborative Urban ARK approach to risk will help in the gathering and analysis of risk data within the Mukuru Special Planning Area - and facilitate the incorporation of the research into planning, policy, and action. The workshop breakdown is as follows: Tue 3.10 GNDR 'Action on the Frontline' training: approximately 25 participants; Wed 4.10: Field: interviews and gathering data - approximately 35 participants; Thu 5.10: Presentation of findings and analysis and action planning - approximately 25 participants; Fri 6.10: Presenting action plans to community / feedback and refining action plans in group session - approximately 70 community residents attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on related research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact E. Osuteye (UCL) served as a key stakeholder and provided an overview of Urban ARK lessons learnt in the Enhancing Synergies for Disaster Prevention in the European Union Project (ESPREssO project, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700342).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017