More Than Income: How Selling Household Items Can Transform Slum Communities

By |2020-06-22T12:48:14+02:00February 12th 2019|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

"LivelyHoods" forges economic opportunities for youth and women in Kenyan slums – while at the same time promoting clean energy. What are the project's success factors and what challenges does it face?

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Empowering Youth to Make Informed Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

By |2021-02-23T15:28:30+01:00October 2nd 2018|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , |

Rates of unplanned pregnancies and STD infections are high among youth in Kenya’s informal settlements. Jane Otai from Jhpiego calls for comprehensive education and non-judgmental health services.

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Women’s Growing Need for Safe Mobility

By |2021-02-22T13:36:28+01:00May 23rd 2018|Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , , |

Until today, women around the world experience harassment and even assault when moving in public spaces, including on public transport services. In Nairobi, Kenya, the Flone Initiative is combatting gender-based violence by supporting victims, and by training service providers to effectively prevent behaviour that compromises women’s safety and right to mobility.

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Upscaling Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Kenya

By |2021-02-23T13:32:09+01:00August 29th 2017|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation, , , , , |

Providing access to urban sanitation is challenging because of space limitations, complex land tenure and higher public health concerns in crowded settlements. This is especially true for low-income urban areas. For URBANET, Jane Njagi describes how this challenge has been tackled in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya.

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How M-Pesa is changing everyday life in Kenya

By |2021-02-23T13:56:01+01:00July 31st 2017|Green & Smart Development, Smart & Digital Development, , , , , , |

Mobile money has revolutionised the lives of many people in the Global South, most of all the ones living in difficult economic circumstances. The M-Pesa service in Kenya is one of these success stories. Judith Owigar describes how it helps making basic services like water and energy available to citizens.

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