How can we improve slum areas?

How can we improve slum areas?

Successful strategies:

  1. Slum upgrading.
  2. Organized urbanization – Planning & Modifying urban areas to accommodate newcomers.
  3. Legitimizing slums instead of driving them out of their homes.
  4. Improving job opportunities in rural as well as urban areas.
  5. Planning rural development along with urban development.

Does Nigeria have slums?

Informal slums According to the United Nations it is around 14 million people, while the Lagos State government says it’s more than 20 million. More than half of Nigeria’s residents live in slum settlements, according to the 2015/2016 Slum Almanac.

How is Nigeria responding to climate change?

Nigeria is a party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2004. In 2015, President Buhari committed to the Paris Agreement and presented Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) with a pledge to reduce GHG emissions by 45 percent conditionally by 2030.

How can slums be prevented?

There are basic things a government can do to prevent new slums from developing. One is to recognise that urbanisation is going to happen. Sometimes governments believe that adopting alternative policies, such as focusing on rural development, will stop urbanisation. This approach is rarely effective.

What are the solutions to slums?

The traditional solution is to tear down slums and then to install public infrastructure such as water, sewage, electricity (along new roads) – and then build new houses in a planned way and re-house the slum dwellers there.

How can we prevent slums?

Solutions common to these programs include:

  1. Prioritizing on-site, incremental upgrades.
  2. Ensuring vulnerable groups have a voice.
  3. Partnering with NGOs and academic institutions.
  4. Improving transport networks.
  5. Avoiding displacement of residents and improving access to services.

Where are the slums in Lagos?

The World Bank has identified nine of Lagos’ largest slums, Agege, Ajegunle, Amukoko, Badia, Bariga, Ijeshatedo/Itire, Ilaje, Iwaya and Makoko, for upgrading with a US $200 million loan to improve drainage and solid waste management.

How can we stop climate change in Nigeria?

Adaptive measures and strategies such as:

  1. diversification and extension of protected areas for the conservation of ecosystems that are most vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise;
  2. maintaining ecological structure and processes at all levels and reducing existing pressure on natural ecosystems;

What is causing the heat in Nigeria?

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), said the reason for the rising heatwave in the month of March is caused by NorthWestern and South Western air masses from the Sahara and Atlantic Ocean which generates so much heat during the transition month period of March-April.