Charity Mumbi and Jack Makau work for Muungano wa Wanavijiji, a social movement of ‘slum’ residents and urban poor people in Kenya, affiliated to SDI International. In this podcast they describe the last few months of working through the initial outbreak of Covid-19, outlining how communities and their organisations have been responding.
Their agile initial approaches, alongside a longstanding ability to accurately map dense informal settlements has led to new partnerships with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, as part of its coronavirus task force. This work is also being supported by an action research project to track coronavirus responses with GDI’s Professor Diana Mitlin.
For more information and to keep up to date with Muungano wa Wanavijiji:
- Muungano wa Wanavijiji Covid-19 response
- Research project with Diana Mitlin to track Covid-19 in Kenya
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