Community participation in slum upgrading in Nairobi

The research looks at processes of participation by different community actors in development projects in informal settlements, with a specific focus on infrastructure projects such as water and sanitation, roads, housing and tenure. ‘Slum communities’ are interwoven with many fault lines and competitive interests. On the basis of two cases of improvement/upgrading projects in settlements in Nairobi (Kenya), this research intends to investigate how the agency of different actors within such a 'community' influences processes of slum improvement/upgrading.

  • Funded by: VLIR-UOS (2010-2014)