About Sharon Anyango Onyango

Sharon Onyango is a landscape planner and an urban climate scientist. She is a Graduate Fellow under the Sustainable Urbanization Programme at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Africa Centre. Sharon is also a postgraduate student at JKUAT, Kenya. Her key interest is in Urban Heat Islands, Human Thermal Comfort, Urban Microclimate Modelling, Urban Mobility, Slum Upgrading, Urban Public & Green Spaces, and Place making research.
Informality and Social Protection

Navigating the Urban Informal Landscape: Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa Cities

By |2024-01-09T14:40:53+01:00January 9th 2024|

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the urban informal sector accounts for the majority of businesses and employment, yet workers face minimal access to formal social protection. Sharon Onyango explores the link between urban informality and social protection, proposing innovative approaches for inclusive economies in African cities.

Risk and Crisis Management

Health Implications of Urban Heat and Air Pollution & Resilience Planning for African Cities

By |2024-01-04T16:39:08+01:00October 11th 2022|

Urban heat and air pollution in the built environment are interlinked and contribute to increased negative health impacts among urban dwellers. Sharon Onyango highlights the connection between these three factors within the transport sector developments in Africa, providing various urban planning strategies for mitigation to improve human health and wellbeing.

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