DARAJA (Developing Risk Awareness through Joint Action)

The project will also assess the availability and access to climate information in the target communities.

The project is being delivered by Resurgence and aims to address vulnerability to extreme weather and climate impacts in rapidly-growing informal urban settlements. Resurgence will work with intermediaries in Nairobi (Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)) and Dar es Salaam (Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI)) to build their expertise and the range of tools available to them. Together they will create a framework and toolkit to underpin a new communication system for the creation, flow and use of weather and climate information in East African urban centres.

DARAJA aims to improve the climate resilience of 20% of residents of informal settlements (approximately 800,000 people), and to achieve a 5-10% reduction in measurable avoidable losses caused by extreme weather events in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi through the improved use of climate information services.

Project overview presentation

DARAJA overview leaflet

Read blog posts from the DARAJA  project:

Defining and Looking Beyond Weather and Climate Information Services (WCIS) for residents of informal settlements - January 2019

Forging a common understanding: Q&A with Vera Bukachi - March 2019

Creating a shared platform for forecasters, community, media and city governments - April 2019

Helping national forecasters gain critical insights - April 2019

Other news from DARAJA:

River dig social media post and photos - September 2019

How Kigogo has benefitted from TMA’s severe weather forecasts - September 2019

Improving weather and climate information in informal urban settlements - December 2019

Weather forecasting in Nairobi - December 2019

Building bridges in East Africa - December 2019

Forecast based action video - fire and electrocution risk - January 2020

Weather Mtaani website - March 2020 

Plan your business according to the weather - March 2020

Weather Mtaani video - May 2020

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You may also be interested in the following websites:

African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) 

Building Resilience & Adaptation to Climate Extremes & Disaster (BRACED)

Department for International Development (DFID)

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA)