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Urban ARK 1: Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge – A Research Agenda

Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid urbanisation presents an enormous opportunity to plan and manage more resilient and sustainable towns and cities. Decision makers and risk managers at all levels are rising to the challenge. But they need better information on urban risks and more action at the local level. There is a need to bring together the public health and disaster risk management fields to tackle the spectrum of different risks. Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK), based in nine cities across sub-Saharan Africa, aims to break cycles of urban risk accumulation by bringing together science and policy actors in the production of knowledge and action – an approach we call ‘co-production’. New risk reduction innovations are being developed, providing our partners with a real chance to ensure that sub- Saharan Africa’s increasingly urban future is more resilient and sustainable.

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  • IIED code: G04115
  • Published: Jan 2017 - Urban ARK
  • Area: Africa
  • Theme: Urban
  • Language: English

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Urban Africa Risk Knowledge is an international research and capacity building programme focusing on risk reduction in sub-Saharan African cities.

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