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No time to waste with the food, water and energy nexus in Kampala

The first in a series of workshops in each of the Resnexus fieldsite countries took place in Kampala (Uganda) on the 26th September 2017. The one day workshop brought together over 40 stakeholders from the city, including policy and decision-makers, industry representatives, civil society, academics and a group of residents from Bwaise and Kanyogoga, the two neighbourhoods where fieldwork has been going on since the start of the summer. The workshop was designed to raise Read more…

By Ralitsa Hiteva, ago
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A tool to map the urban nexus: a Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) approach

To map the resources flows in a urban context it´s not easy. To achieve that, tools and specific methodologies are needed, specially to addres the urban nexus. PGIS is the combination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with local knowledge, provided by the locals through participatory approaches, such as interviews, integrated pannels and other methodologies. In other words, local knowledge matters for the urban nexus understanding. PGIS is a tool that contributes to the empowerment and Read more…

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A brief summary of our field visits in Guarulhos

Novo Recreio, not different from other urban fringes, is the home of people coming from the Brazilian Northeast, searching for better opportunities in life, such as employment and a home, as well as residents of São Paulo and Guarulhos, who fled from the high values ​​of rent. People who dreamed for themselves and family a home where they did not have to experience lack of water and energy, and food insecurity. In this context of Read more…

By Carolina Carvalho, ago
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Cooking in Kampala: Mapping household vulnerability at the food-water-energy nexus.

Welcome to Kampala! A bustling, green, lively (some would say noisy), and smoky city in East Africa. Kampala is an incredibly complex city. Although I have been here for three months, I am still exploring what it really means to live in the capital of Uganda, to understand the city’s metabolism so to speak. This is a growing city of just over 1,5 million people, about half of whom live in informal areas (also known as slums). Kampala’s traffic Read more…