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El Niño in Kibera
El Niño in Kibera

      The El Niño. After months of anticipating the coming of El Niño, the intensified, heavy rainfall has arrived in Nairobi as expected. Already the annual long rains has caused noticeable flooding in a number of places in Nairobi and in the country at large. These rains caused both loss of life and property worth […]

A Productive Public Learning Space in Kibera – Anwa Junior Academy.
A Productive Public Learning Space in Kibera - Anwa Junior Academy.

KDI-Kenya has recently initiated a new set of projects within the growing Kibera Public Space Project (KPSP) network that look specifically at creating “Productive Public Learning Spaces” – developed on the same principles as KPSP but with a programmatic focus on education. This September we have started design workshops with the Anwa Junior Academy (pictured here).  In […]

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 […]

The Toilet Tours, Part I
The Toilet Tours, Part I

        One of the exciting things about working with KDI is going through the public participation process to ensure their projects have full buy-in from community members. Since being in Nairobi, I have had the opportunity to work on implementing a sanitation block at KPSP01. Since there is no municipal sewer nearby, […]

BAMBOO PLANTING AT KPSP01 part one
BAMBOO PLANTING AT KPSP01 part one

Kenya Bamboo Centre representative Mr Pollicurp and Chiara Camozzi from COOPI have been supporting KDI in finding a solution for bamboo treatment, after the termites invaded and attacked some of the bamboos at KDI’s KPSP 03. This brought up an idea of working out a long lasting solution, and also for the future sites. This […]

Bamboo training centre in korogocho Nairobi.
Bamboo training centre in korogocho Nairobi.

Due to our rising demand to use bamboo for construction, we wanted to increase our knowledge on how to work with the material. Despite our skills in construction, the KDI Kenya team organized a visit to learn more about bamboo and its uses. On the tour of Korogocho, one of the slums around Nairobi, we […]

New Enterprise 1 at Site 1
New Enterprise 1 at Site 1

community members at KPSP 01 have started a new enterprise. the shade structure will be rented out to a school during the day.

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