DW AngolaPoverty and Environmental Vulnerability in Angola’s Growing Slums 2009 - 2012

Poverty and Environmental Vulnerability in Angola’s Growing Slums 2009 - 2012

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Development Workshop with support from the International Development Resaerch Centre (IDRC) carried out the Poverty and Environmental Vulnerability in Angola’s Growing Slums research project from 2009 to 2012 in three urban areas of Angola, namely Luanda (the capital city of Angola), Huambo (the capital of Huambo Province), and Catchiungo (the main town in the District of Catchiungo in Huambo Province). The urban areas of Luanda, Huambo, and Catchiungo were chosen for this study, as they are dissimilar and were considered to be representative of different types of urban areas in Angola. The study used field research and new mapping techniques to supply baseline data on the five indicators which the United Nations uses to define slums for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and, secondly, to explore in more depth the spatial aspects of poverty and urban environmental issues in Luanda.

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Angola Poverty & Environmental Vulnerability: Comparative Analysis of Luanda, Huambo and Cachiungo Final Report

Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
The report provides evidence that rising land prices has forced the urban poor out of inner-city informal musseques to occupy lower-valued environmentally risky sites such as river basins, dangerous slopes and areas susceptible to flooding on the margins of cities like Luanda. The urban areas of Luanda (the capital city of Angola), Huambo (the capital of Huambo Province), and Cachiungo (...

Luanda Final Report

Monday, 14 November, 2011
This report documents the five aspects of poverty in Luanda and the way in which they vary spatially and interact in Luanda. Remote sensing was used to identify settlement typologies with similar physical and socio-economic characteristics for the City of Luanda in order to be able to generalize about the status of each of the five indicators in each typology. All areas of Luanda were mapped into...

Catchiungo Final Report

Monday, 14 November, 2011
Catchiungo (or Katchiungo) is a typical third-tier municipal city that has been left out of most researches up until now. Catchiungo was largely depopulated during the war, and suffered serious damage. Like many Angolan municipal centres, Catchiungo is rebuilding itself as a regional market town in the last post-conflict years. The city of Catchiungo has a population of 10,000 and an almost...

Huambo City Final Report

Monday, 14 November, 2011
This report focuses on the research in the city of Huambo. The research used field research and new mapping techniques to, firstly, supply baseline data on the five characteristics which the United Nations uses to define slums for the Millennium Development Goals and, secondly, to explore in more depth the spatial aspects of poverty and urban environmental issues in Luanda. The five...

Counting rooftops: Innovative remote-sensing techniques chart poverty in Angola

Saturday, 12 November, 2011
Since 2002, when decades of civil conflict ended, Angola has struggled to rebuild. Its planners are hampered, however, by a shortage of reliable data about their own country’s population and environment. During the long conflict, Angola’s cities mushroomed when the rural economy collapsed and many parts of the countryside became unsafe. An influx of poor people settled in the urban districts they...

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