Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Communities in Informal Settlement to Flooding: the Case of Mukuru Kwa Reuben in Nairobi, Kenya.

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Communities in Informal Settlement to Flooding: the Case of Mukuru Kwa Reuben in Nairobi, Kenya. Abstract Mukuru Kwa Ruben informal settlement is located within the industrial area of Nairobi County. It is characterized by poor dilapidated housing exacerbated by poor drainage conditions and flooding in the area. According to the 2019 census projections, Mukuru kwa Ruben has a population of 527,526. This study aimed at developing a framework to enhance adaptive capacity of communities at the Mukuru kwa Ruben informal settlement to flooding. The study objectives entailed: To determine the drivers and impacts of flooding in Mukuru kwa Ruben, to identify the coping strategies to flood risks, establish their challenges and opportunities in Mukuru kwa Ruben and to develop strategies that will enhance Mukuru kwa Ruben...
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