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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2015

Urban Africa Risk Knowledge Programme (Urban ARK)

Urban ARK

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Urban Africa Risk Knowledge Programme (Urban ARK)

Pays : Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal

Projet de recherche pour le Développement

DFID Programme : Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme (HIEP)

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Joint Financiers : Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Lead Institutes : King’s College London

Durée : Start Date : 16-03-2015 End Date : 01-07-2017

Descriptif
Urban ARK which will work in cities in Senegal, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya and Niger to better understand the nature and scale of disaster risks in urban centres. By studying the interaction of environmental hazards, such as earthquakes and temperature extremes, in areas with poor housing and marginalised communities, the research aims to break the cycles by which vulnerability and the incapacity to cope with hazards accrue in society. The project will engage the private sector and will work with community organisations and local research partners. Bringing together practitioners including Arup and Save the Children, the project will seek to provide recommendations to manage and reduce risk in these challenging urban environments.

Total Cost to DFID : £2,200,000

Présentation : UKAID

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