Essays about: "Nairobi"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 88 essays containing the word Nairobi.

  1. 1. The inclusion and exclusion of Somali communities as seen through the publicness of space in Nairobi and Stockholm

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Julia Bürgi; [2018]
    Keywords : Somali; public space; Setha Low; Nairobi; Stockholm; technologies of control; flourishing society; inclusion; exclusion;

    Abstract : The neighborhoods of Eastleigh in Nairobi, Kenya and Rinkeby in Stockholm, Sweden are both home to Somali populations that have burgeoned over the last 25 years. While situated in vastly different urban contexts, the Somali communities in each location have needs related to public space, particularly when considering their status in both places as a minority group that is often marginalized by Kenyan and Swedish societies. READ MORE

  2. 2. Political Participation in the Kibera Informal Settlement in Nairobi, Kenya

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Clara Brandt; [2018]
    Keywords : Political participation; urban poor; informal settlement; Kenya; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : This paper attempts to expose the factors influencing political participation in the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. To this end, an extensive survey was carried out in three of the five political wards in Kibera. READ MORE

  3. 3. A comparison study of PV and battery technologies for EWB off-grid electrification projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik; KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Felix Vedin; Camilla Sandström; [2018]
    Keywords : PV; Photovoltaic; Solar cells; Solar panels; Batteries; Africa; Sub-Sahara; Mikronät; Comparison; Case study; Simulation; Manual; EWB; Engineers without borders; Solceller; Solpaneler; Batterier; Afrika; Sub-Sahara; Mikronät; Jämförelse; Simulation; Manual; Ingenjörer utan gränser;

    Abstract : Only 10 % of the rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity. At the same time the Sub-Saharan countries are close to the equator and get many sun hours a day, leading to a huge potential for solar energy. READ MORE

  4. 4. Assessing water security and urban poverty linkages : a case study of Mathare informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Lucy Awino Okumu; [2018]
    Keywords : water security; urban poverty; informal settlement;

    Abstract : Water has various multiple uses not only in the household but also globally, this therefore means that ensuring water security is very vital. Even though water is a basic need for the household, the poor who are highly represented in the urban informal settlement are faced with multiple challenges to accessing water. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ecological and Edaphic Correlations of Soil Invertebrate Community Structure in Dry Upland Forests of Eastern Africa

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Karl Mauritsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Natural forests; plantation forests; Brachylaena-Croton forest; Cupressus lusitanica; Eucalyptus paniculata; exotic species; biodiversity; soil invertebrates; Berlese-Tullgren funnel; vertical structure; vegetation cover; vegetation density; litter quality; edaphic factors; soil pH; soil temperature; soil moisture; ANOVA; Multiple Linear Regression; Akaike’s Information Criterion;

    Abstract : Natural forests are characterised by great vegetation diversity and create habitats for a major part of Earth’s terrestrial organisms. Plantation forests, which are mainly composed of a few genera of fast-growing trees, constitute an increasing fraction of global forests, but they only partly compensate for loss of area, habitat and ecological functions in natural forests. READ MORE