Vera Bukachi

Vera Bukachi

Research Director

Empower women in slums: ensure climate security.

This talk will give the perspective of KDI’s work and how it contributes to planetary security through the eyes of girls and women. The talk will demonstrate the interplay between climate security and our work with women in Kibera.

What motivates Vera Bukachi’s work (and that of her organisation, the Kounkuey Design Initiative) in Kibera, Nairobi, is that every project is led by residents and their vision for their community. Knowing that deep economic ,environmental and infrastructure inequities, underpinned by climate risk, keep people from a basic, decent standard of living in informal settlements like Kibera. They collaborate with community stakeholders to build on local knowledge and better connect them to technical and political resources. This community-driven process enables residents to holistically transform their neighborhoods and grow their long-term capacity to make the changes they prioritise.

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