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Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is one of coastal cities which is located the Eastern part of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean. With a population of about 5 mill. of which about 80 per cent comprise low income households living in unplanned or informal settlements, Dar es Salaam represents a city with glaring deficiencies particularly with respect to public capacities to manage urban growth especially housing land development. Subsequently, a large part of the low income housing has been built on fragile lands including low-lying areas, flood plains, steep slopes. The rapidly densifying unplanned low-income housing as well as the city center are often flooded. This problem is compounded by poor infiltration, blockage of natural storm water channels due to unregulated building activities, lack of or malfunctioning storm water drainage system. Rising sea level, erosion along the coast and on the densely built steep slopes are serious problems which have already given rise to loss of live and property.
The activity will be mostly devoted hydro-geological hazard (in town landslides and floods), sea level rising, cyclones hazard scenario, assessment of vulnerability of water drainage systems, vulnerability and low cost strengthening of informal settlements, strategies for land use and urban planning, governance.

Dar es Salaam