Strategies for slums self-improvement – west Africa

Strategies for slums self-improvement

West Africa

The research develops a new methodological intervention model for improving slums in West Africa.

Based on an incremental approach the method propose a series of minimal actions with tangible effects.

The method is based on strengthening and extending the unwritten rules of self-organization already present in different slums, proposing micro-improvement plans based on strategies and actions shared among the residents.

The use of manuals and toolkits allows to spread as much as possible good practices already developed by some slum dwellers for self-building and defense against the major risks.

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