Dr Abubakari Ahmed, University for Development Studies
Heterogeneous infrastructure and informality: filling the gap or a governance failure?
Dr Mtafu Manda, Mzuzu University
Formalising the informal through the formal: Kabaza taxis and other informals in Mzuzu, Malawi
Dr Maria Rusca, Uppsala University
Lilongwe water works? The production of inequalities within the centralized water supply network
Discussant: Dr Alexandros Gasparatos, University of Tokyo
Chair: Dr Raqib Abu Salia
Find out more about the webinar series here: https://padlet.com/susinfra/PLUS
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/infra-infrastructure-for-fragmented-cities-africa-tickets-150836172051?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
How can infrastructure be chosen, planned, designed, implemented, maintained, enhanced and used to improve human well-being in formal and informal urban areas?
The sustained functioning of infrastructural systems has multiple positive effects on human health and wellbeing. Infrastructure is therefore central to the UN Sustainable Development agenda, featuring in and contributing to most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; Goals 1, 3, 5-14 among others). The lack of access to sanitation, water, transport, energy or communication infrastructure can curtail sustainable development and entrench existing or create new social inequality dynamics, for instance in further stigmatising the urban poor.
The INFRA+ webinar series aims to identify links between context-specific infrastructural challenges, approaches to their solution and universal mechanisms towards improved sustainability. Speakers from across academia and practice with focus on East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East present their unique disciplinary perspectives and propose transdisciplinary directions for future research.