Mukuru rising

May 29, 2018
Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Geographic
Researchers with the Akiba Mashinani Trust examine a map of Nairobi's Mukuru slum

Photo: Akiba Mashinani Trust

In 2011, residents of Nairobi’s Mukuru settlement were being evicted from their homes in great numbers. Armed with the research and evidence supported by IDRC, activists later succeeded in having the settlement designated as a special planning area, the first step in a process that could help transform the slum and the lives of its 300,000 residents.

This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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