Community Engagement on Disaster Risk Reduction - Third Dialogue

Africa Research and Impact Network-ARIN
Tomorrow's Cities
Policy/practice brief
February 2021

The third DRR and gender mainstreaming dialogue with community leaders was hosted by the Nairobi Risk Hub on Wednesday the 3rd of February, 2021 on zoom platform. The community leaders were drawn from community-based organizations located in Kibera, Mathare, and Mukuru informal settlements.

The dialogues began with the researchers introducing the Multi-hazard project to the participants and walking them through interpretations of risks, hazards and disasters. After the introductory interactions, the researchers guided the rest of the conversation to cover the objectives of the dialogues. The discussions sought to understand disasters as perceived by the residents of the informal settlements, response, gender mainstreaming in CBOs and gaps that exacerbate vulnerability of the communities. Further, the representatives present made recommendations for that will enhance disaster risk reduction in the informal settlements.