Urban Resilience Hackathon - Driving Innovation for Better Cities, Lessons Learnt Report
Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and UN-Habitat have been collaborating on addressing issues of urban resilience and regeneration in Kenya. They embarked on programmes for scoping studies in specific areas in Mukuru informal settlement, speaking and brainstorming with people from vulnerable groups, such as youth and women on potential risk reduction solutions and strategies. Building on this initial collaboration, in 2019, KRCS, UN Habitat and the International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs came together to organize an Urban Resilience Hackathon targeting youth from informal settlements and ASAL areas to brainstorm for solutions to pressing issues in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya. This report captures the finding and conclusions.