With completion of the study on Humanitarian Responses in Freetown, the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) is poised to hold a seminar to disseminate the final report with findings and recommendation. This seminar will target the humanitarian community of practice in Freetown that includes international and national stakeholders. By focusing on the empowerment implication of humanitarian responses, this research explores the extent to which approaches have been able to build capacities of informal dwellers’ groups, foster collaboration among different stakeholders, enable critical learning, and opened up opportunities for the recognition of the diverse needs and aspirations of vulnerable groups within the wider policy and planning environment. Furthermore, the research also explored the conditions in the humanitarian sector that have enabled or compromised the achievement of empowerment outcomes. The conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners to discuss specific set of recommendations to the humanitarian sector on how empowerment can be supported through urban humanitarian responses. This is expected to take place before the end of July.
Policy Impact and Strategic Action Planning Workshop on Governance, Planning and Urban Development in Freetown.
- ABOUT US
- Urban Health (Scoping of Urban Health Systems in Freetown Informal Settlements)
- Urban Livelihoods and the City Economy (Urban Livelihoods and Gender in Freetown Informal Settlement)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Urban Humanitarian Response and Empowerment)
- Urban Vulnerability and Resilience (Profiling Urban Risk)
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- Six interns from Sierra Leone join the DPU/SLURC