Category Archives: Dakar

From Household Actions to Community Strategies: Managing Flood Risk in Dakar, Senegal

Clara Ganemtoré, one of the first participants in SCI’s Affiliated Researcher Program (ARP), recently completed her Master’s degree in regional and urban planning at the London School of Economics. Below is the first of two posts covering the results and … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap! The SCI Network Africa Program comes to an end

Sustainable Cities wishes to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the remarkable success of our SCI Network Africa Program! At the end of October 2012, our contract and funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency … Continue reading

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Surviving in a Floodplain: Adapting to Risk and Vulnerability in Dakar

Clara Ganemtore (SCI Affiliated Researcher) has recently completed her field work on flood risk responses in Dakar (Senegal). In this entry she provides an overview of her principle case study site (the suburb of Pekine) as well as a preview … Continue reading

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Madjigène’s story : How the Gorée Island Compost Project inspired her

Anik Fortin just finished a six-month placement in Dakar. As part of our SCI CIDA Internship Program, Anik’s work focused on urban agriculture. Thank you for a lovely story,  Anik! Read more about our Goree Island Composting Project here. ~ … Continue reading

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Flood Risk and Urban Resilience in Dakar

Clara Ganemtore is SCI’s most recent addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program.  She is studying regional and urban planning at the London School of Economics. Her work centres on urban resilience to environmental threats. Based on a case study of … Continue reading

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Traffic Lights in Dakar

Rebecca Chaster is one of our CIDA / IYIP interns who is just finishing up a 6-month placement in Dakar, Senegal, where her work focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). ~  ~ As a fully licensed, (almost) accident free, nine-years-experienced Canadian driver, … Continue reading

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Growing Food in Close Quarters: microgardening, urban vegetable harvests, and space issues in Dakar

Eileen Jones is one of our current interns based Dakar, Senegal. A plant scientist, Eileen is working with our partner IAGU (l’Institute de Gestion Urbaine) as a local initiatives project officer. ~  ~ Nestled beside the dusty autoroute that connects Dakar to the suburbs … Continue reading

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