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A creative and intriguing proposal by Hope Raisers Initiative seeks to aid Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s largest slum neighbourhoods, adapt to the impacts of climate change. Korogocho is home to 150,000 to 200,000 people living shoulder-to-shoulder in conditions that leave them particularly vulnerable to economic and other shocks.
Future Yetu (Our Future) will employ digital storytelling as a way to spark dialogue between residents and policymakers on climate adaptation interventions, engage the greater Korogocho community and local government in innovating and sharing smart solutions, and enable collaboration on climate adaptation ideas that could form the basis of future policy, especially regarding how the Korogocho community can create climate change-resilient livelihoods.
The Future Yetu (Our Future) project has many strengths, including a diverse partnership and scalable methodology. Its outputs will include an online portal featuring collected digital stories created by both community members and stakeholders, storytelling workshops, and a Community Climate Adaptation Manifesto that will inform a Climate Action Plan.
The project will also feature a mobile exhibition that will travel to different locations in Korogocho to screen and showcase the digital stories, and help to inspire public discussion and awareness among residents.
Finally, the ambitious project aims to produce three ideas on climate adaptation intervention/policy/social change in informal settlements in Nairobi and to introduce three prototypes of small-scale climate adaptation designs or smart solutions that can be tested in the public space or in people’s homes in Korogocho.
This 1-pager project profile provides information on the context and approach, as well as the grant size and the project duration.