DARAJA (Developing Risk Awareness through Joint Action)
The purpose of the DARAJA project is to co-produce weather and climate information services, which are particularly relevant to urban informal settlement communities in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) and Kenya (Nairobi).
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.
Read blog posts from the DARAJA project:
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
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
DARAJA in the news - August 2020
Meet Kenya’s new ‘weather forecasters’ in Nairobi slums - August 2020
How Youth Activists Are Averting Weather Crises In Slums - August 2020
Residents turn into entrepreneurs through improved weather services - September 2020