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Title: Urban environmental management: a case study of the Kariobangi slum, Nairobi city council, Kenya.
Authors: Gertrude, Mwalukware.
Keywords: Urban environmental management
Nairobi city council
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
Abstract: Building strong partnerships with urban authorities can enhance development and environmental conservation. The purpose of the study was to establish persistent environmental concerns in the study area and try to understand how the community is addressing them. A qualitative approach was used involving use of questionnaires, interviews, FGDs and PRA tools to gather primary data, while reference to relevant literature provided secondary data. Key informants for the study included; leaders of CBOs, CBGs, NGOs and Local government department heads. The study revealed that solid wastes, diseases and poverty were still persistent environmental issues in the slum. The three main concerns are linked in a way. The solid wastes can enhance disease, while poverty can deter effective urban environmental recovery. The study notes that poverty may not be the ultimate root cause of environmental degradation, and considers the strength of partnerships in the slums. These partnerships are weak due to the nature of organizational structures of the groups, heterogeneity within the community, land tenure ship type and the transient nature of these communities. The study makes a number of recommendations which are based on making stronger ties within the slum community. It emphasizes addressing the community groups and organizations in Kariobangi as a focal point in conservation. Sensitization, empowerment, planning, implementation and monitoring, should be left to these partners in development and conservation.
Description: A research thesis submitted to the faculty of applied sciences and engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for award of the degree of bachelor of science in environment management of Kampala International university
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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