“Ebola bay” – bibliography and links

Torna all’articolo Papers on epidemics and EVD Data Transmission dynamics of Ebola virus disease and intervention effectiveness in Sierra Leone, Li-Qun Fang et al. Proceedings of National Academy of the Sciences USA. 2016 Apr 19; 113(16): 4488–4493. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843458/ Epidemiology of Ebola Virus Disease in the Western Area Region of Sierra Leone, 2014–2015, Margaret Lamunu et al. Front Public […]

Going small – the role of secondary cities in Africa

Africa is the only continent where the rural population is still the majority (around 56%), despite this, the run to the cities is faster and faster: the average urban growth rate in 2018 was 3.6%, the highest in the world. A considerable percentage: in 2020 the cities of the continent will host over 21 million […]

An African way to Smart Cities

Ever heard of Smart Cities? This term indicates strategies that, thanks to the opportunities offered by technology, make it possible to optimize interconnections, services and data exchange within cities, maximizing environmental sustainability and the quality of life in the urban environment. Necessary strategies given the weight that cities have on the planet’s environmental degradation. The […]

UNDP toolkit for participatory urban design

The consultancy developed for UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and Pulse-Lab Jakarta concerns the collection and synthesis of the most innovative participation methods used by local or international organizations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In particular, the research investigates methods and technologies for the collective mapping of informal neighborhoods, participatory slum upgrading initiatives and […]

COVID-FREE – Anti epidemic participatory toolkit

COVID-FREE is a collective collection of best practices and bottom-up actions developed by local communities in Africa in order to contain the spread of epidemics. Our goal is the dissemination of simple, creative, economic and tested solutions so as to expand the defense opportunities from outbreaks, especially in the most disadvantaged communities. Everyone is invited […]

Mid term and final evaluation WatSan program – eSwatini

The program evaluated (Water and Sanitation for all: improved service and community empowerment in the Lubombo region) is funded by the European Union and aims to improve access to clean water and sanitation, with activities such as rehabilitation of wells, protection of springs, awareness campaigns on the subject of water and energy, construction of toilets.