The Akiba Mashinani Trust, Kenya: role of a local fund in urban development

IIED Working Paper; Authors: Jane Weru, Patrick Njoroge, Mary Wambui, Regina Wanjiku, Jacinta Mwelu, Ann Chepchumba, Evans Otibine, Omondi Okoyo, and Tabitha Wakesho

How Do Decision Makers Adapt and Reconcile International Models to Local Urban Poor Contexts? Case Study of the Relocation Project in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

Author: Adèle Charbonneau (Sciences Po Paris); In 'Urban Solutions: Metropolitan Approaches, Innovation in Urban Water and Sanitation, and Inclusive Smart Cities' (2016) Urban Sustainability Laboratory, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (See also in this publication: 'The “Everyday Water Practices” of the Urban Poor in Kisumu, Kenya' by Stephanie Butcher, University College London).

Nourishing livelihoods Recognising and supporting food vendors in Nairobi’s informal settlements

IIED Working Paper; Authors: Grace Githiri, Regina Ngugi, Patrick Njoroge and Alice Sverdlik

Improving access to justice and basic services in informal settlements in Nairobi: An action research approach

Final technical report on the research project of the same name—led by Muungano wa Wanavijiji/Akiba Mashinani Trust, in partnership with University of Nairobi, Katiba Institute, and Strathmore University, and funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

Cooking up a storm: Community-led mapping and advocacy with food vendors in Nairobi’s informal settlements

IIED Working Paper; Authors: Sohel Ahmed, Edwin Simiyu, Grace Githiri, Alice Sverdlik and Shadrack Mbaka

Review Article: Slum Sanitation and the Social Determinants of Women’s Health in Nairobi, Kenya

Corburn J and Hildebrand C (2015) 'Slum sanitation and the social determinants of women’s health in Nairobi, Kenya' Journal of environmental and public health

Confronting Complexity: Using Action-Research to Build Voice, Accountability, and Justice in Nairobi’s Mukuru Informal Settlements

At p265 (233) in the PDF

Weru, Jane, Waikwa Wanyoike, and Adrian Di Giovanni 'Confronting Complexity: Using Action-Research to Build Voice, Accountability, and Justice in Nairobi’s Mukuru Informal Settlements'; In: Wouters, Jan, Alberto Ninio, Teresa Doherty, and Hassane Cissé, eds. 2015. The World Bank Legal Review, Volume 6. Improving Delivery in Development: The Role of Voice, Social Contract, and Accountability. Washington, DC: World Bank. Pp 233–257

Mukuru studio report: Inclusive upgrading frameworks for Nairobi

Report on the work of a 2014 collaborative policy studio undertaken between the University of California, Berkley (Department of City & Regional Planning), University of Nairobi (Department of Urban & Regional Planning), the Muungano alliance, SDI, and Strathmore University, focused on Mukuru slum belt.

Community savings: A basic building block in the work of urban poor federations

IIED Working Paper; Authors: Celine d’Cruz with Elizabeth Amakali, Peter Chege, Molin Kohli Chakamba, Beth Chitekwe-Biti, Skye Dobson, Maria Sonia Vicenta Fadrigo, Wonderful Hunga, Sarah Kalenjeka, Viviane Kandundu, Edith Mbanga, Patience Mudimu, Lutwama Muhammed, Anna Muller, Selma Namwandi, Niloke Niingungo, Mphatso Njunga, Shellie Price, Ma. Regie E. Ruego, Albertina Shenyange, Hendrina Shuunyuni and Susan Waniru

Insurgent citizenship practices: The case of Muungano wa Wanavijiji in Nairobi, Kenya

Stephanie Butcher & Alexandre Apsan Frediani (2014) 'Insurgent citizenship practices: The case of Muungano wa Wanavijiji in Nairobi, Kenya' City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 18:2, 119-133

Dining with less danger: mapping food and environmental hazards in Mathare, Nairobi

IIED Briefing; Authors: Sohel Ahmed, Edwin Simiyu, Grace Githiri, Adrienne Acioly, Shadrack Mbaka, Irene Karanja, Leonard Kigen

Studio report: Kenyan slum upgrading programs: KISIP & KENSUP; Huruma & Mathare

Authors: Mark Anderson, Keziah Mwelu, and Melody Tulier, UC Berkeley.

Background policy paper produced as part of a 2013 collaborative policy studio workshop conducted between the University of Nairobi, the University of California Berkeley, Muungano wa Wanavijiji, Muungano support professionals (then Muungano Support Trust), and SDI on 'slum upgrading policy in Kenya'.

Follow the source links to the studio web pages and accompanying blog, managed by UC Berkeley, for more reports from this policy studio.

Mukuru Kwa Njenga Slum Upgrading Project

Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI), University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the Muungano Alliance and the Mukuru Kwa Njenga community.