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Ecological Management of Human Excreta in an Urban Slum: A Case Study of Mukuru in Kenya
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Informal settlements around the world are plagued by a general lack of essential infrastructure, scarce and strained resources. This has resulted in glaring sanitation and subsequent health problems. Kenya is a developing country with several informal settlements which lack systems for managing human excreta. Effective management of human excreta remains elusive in the highly populated informal settlements. Sanergy is a socialenterprise that seeks to provide a sustainable human excreta management solution in Kenyan slums.

The purpose of this thesis is to assess Sanergy’s project viability in managing human excreta in slums. This analysis is based on qualitative methodology consisting of open and semi-structured interviews, moderate participant observation, focus group discussions as well as some participatory tools such as brainstorming and neighborhood mapping. Additionally this study incorporates GIS mapping information, national and global statistics and a literature review to understand the different dynamics of managing human excreta in a slum context. The result of this paper’s assessment shows the viability of the Sanergy project as a sustainable sanitation solution for Kenyan slums, and beyond.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 148
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, social enterprise, ecological sanitation, informal settlement, Fresh Life Toilets
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204233OAI: diva2:638161
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Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-22, Skåne, Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden, Uppsala, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-07-29 Created: 2013-07-27 Last updated: 2013-07-29Bibliographically approved

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