Dr Steve Cinderby, Senior Research at the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, is visiting the Institute of Applied Ethics to deliver this seminar following a recent field visit to Mukuru in Nairobi.
Mukuru is one of the most significant slum communities (so-called informal settlements) in Nairobi, Kenya with over 300K residents living in slum conditions with a population density 18 times greater than the majority of the city.
Residents struggle with poor access to basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity plus paying a poverty premium for the services that they do use. Health issues are common including recent cholera outbreaks.
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