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CSUDP Partners with UoN - CURI

Despite the localized impact registered through a number of Civil Society led pro-poor service intervention models in informal settlements of Kenya, such interventions have remained peripheral to the national slum upgrading efforts. One of the reasons presented for this is the limited knowledge on the wider applicability of these models amongst the policy makers and researchers.

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‘Visibility’ for the ‘Invisible’ in Urban Integrated Plans

Traditional planning regimes have presented slums and informal settlements areas as ‘blocks’ with no specific identity despite the masses that reside in these areas, essentially rendering these settlements ‘invisible’ in the conventional urban plans. This may not be the case anymore, courtesy of the Adaptive Settlement Planning Model (ASPM) developed through a partnership between the Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) and Pamoja Trust.

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A Life Transforming Re-Settlement

“Every time I heard a boom, even if it was the sound of a cracker, I sat up at night and could not sleep anymore. I feared it was a stove blast”, says Sarah Musau a mother of three (3) children aged 19, 13 and 9 years respectively. For 15 years, Sarah and her family lived beside Kenya railway tracks that passes through Kibera informal settlement. During this period, three fire incidents gutted down her home leaving her and her children with nothing except the clothes they were in at the time.

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