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Conflict Coming Up The Line
Living in the River Lands - Flooding in Kibera
A New Sewer Line in Kibera...
The changing face of Kibera:
KPSP07 Design Workshop 02
Conflict Coming Up The Line
Conflict Coming Up The Line

Recently the World Bank publicly admitted that their resettlement policies needed to be reviewed as it is unclear how many people have been adversely affected by their projects [see Guardian article here]. Too often the main focus of development is the end product and the purported economic benefit often only felt by a few from […]

Living in the River Lands – Flooding in Kibera
Living in the River Lands - Flooding in Kibera

We’re sticking with the watery theme this week as we continue to look at recent game changing developments in Kibera. This time it’s flooding; a destructive force that disrupts and displaces people in Kibera each year, and overlaps with the intractable issues of land ownership, open space, infrastructure development and evictions. In Kibera the cheapest […]

A New Sewer Line in Kibera…
A New Sewer Line in Kibera...

Part of KDI Kenya’s new blog series on the changing face of Kibera.  The Need for a New Sewer in Kibera  Sewers are one of those things that once tucked away neatly underground most people don’t want or have to think about too much. The benefits of convenience and a sanitary and safe environment are […]

The changing face of Kibera:
The changing face of Kibera:

Intro to a new blog series by KDI Kenya. Kibera is changing, and changing fast. New roads, water, sewerage and power lines have emerged over the last few months; these networks underpin new health centers, toilet blocks, water kiosks, fish farms and urban agriculture plots. For the first time people can easily catch a matatu […]

KPSP07 Design Workshop 02
KPSP07 Design Workshop 02

The second kibera public space project (KPSP07) workshop happened on the 30 August. The aim of the second workshop was; to capture outstanding information that could not be collected during the first workshop and get the community group to start prioritising the programs (or activities) that they wanted to incorporate in the project. First we […]

KPSP07 Design Workshop 01 .
KPSP07 Design Workshop 01 .

On 23 August, the design process for KPSP07 started. With this first workshop, KDI’s aim was to understand the context of the space.  Through a series of exercises, we asked the 74 community members of the community to provide us with information about the site. The workshop started with an energetic ice breaker, where a […]

KPSP07 PRE-DESIGN WORKSHOP.
KPSP07 PRE-DESIGN WORKSHOP.

This weekend KDI held a pre-design workshop with the community around (Kibera Public Space Project) KPSP07. While this project is moving quickly, we took time last weekend preparing the community for the project design phase, introducing the community to the construction team and engaging the children envisioning of what the space could be. Julius Muiru, […]

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT.

Kibera is documented many times as the largest slum in East Africa with an estimated population ranging between 100,000 and one million inhabitants.  Here, it is reported that young people constitute 70% of the population and unemployment stands at 70%. There are many complex challenges such a lack of education, access to basic services and […]

KPSP05 LAUNCH.
KPSP05 LAUNCH.

KPSP05 Launch Earlier this year, KDI celebrated the the launch of our fifth project in Gatekwera Village. This site, built near the Ngong River will become home to a community pharmacy, a school for children, and a sanitation block with three toilets and two showers. A remarkable feature of this site includes an original mural […]

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