Kisumu faces environmental challenges such as poor housing and contamination of Lake Victoria, a source of food and of livelihoods.
The city also faces a solid waste management challenge. Deforestation on the hills above it has increased the risk of floods. All of these are already affecting people’s health.
Our public engagement starts with residents of Kisumu’s informal settlements, local journalists, and the county government environment and climate change department.
These groups are working together to find smart solutions to the particularly pressing problem of managing the city’s waste in the most sustainable ways.