Combating poverty and building democracy through the coproduction of participatory waste management services The case of Kisumu City, Kenya
Report, 2015

In an increasingly urbanized world, a third of the global urban population will soon live in informal settlements1. Many of these areas are poorly connected to basic services, such as management of household waste2. Instead, an extensive informal sector of waste pickers collects and separates household waste3 4. By doing so, they make a significant contribution to improving the health of residents and local environments, to recover resources, to create jobs and income among the urban poor, and even to reduce the carbon footprint of their cities.


Jaan-Henrik Kain

Chalmers, Architecture

Michael O. Oloko

Patrik Zapata

University of Gothenburg

María José Zapata Campos

University of Gothenburg

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