Creating Sustainable Solutions to Waste Management, Natural Disasters, and Invasive Species Outbreaks through EPIC Partnership in Durban

Many African cities are currently struggling to deal with issues such as resource scarcity, waste management, and environmental sustainability[SA1] [SO2] , all of which are likely to be worsened by climate change. EThekwini Municipality, more commonly known as Durban, in South Africa is no different. The population of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal is growing rapidly. […]

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Brewerville Addresses Waste Management Crisis Through Collective Bargaining Agreement Facilitated by an EPIC Partnership

Brewerville City, situated in Montserrado County, Africa, is a municipality that is presently confronted with a severe waste management predicament. As a result of insufficient policy interventions, the general populace is confronted with an inadequate waste management system that clogs public spaces, waterways, and thoroughfares with refuse hazardous waste, nonrecyclable, and recyclable materials. The average Brewerville […]

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Lusaka’s Expanding EPIC Partnerships Look to Solve Capacity Issues 

Like many other African cities, Lusaka is facing rapid urbanization and various challenges related to inequality, climate change, economic opportunity, and service delivery. The city is faced with limited technical capacity to deliver essential services to all 3.3 million people and with a growth rate of about 5% annually, Lusaka’s Local Authority is unable to […]

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Harare Plans to Address Deteriorating Environmental Conditions Through Phytoremediation, Awareness Campaigns, and Sustainable Municipality Growth

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The city of Harare, Zimbabwe has experienced a steady deterioration of environmental conditions. The city’s water has become contaminated with organic pollutants leading to higher nitrate and phosphate levels causing fish deaths. The situation seems to be made worse by water treatment challenges despite large efforts to upgrade the Morton Jeoffre water treatment plant. A […]

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Awareness and Education of Climate Change Effects through Visual Arts in Mombasa

Climate change has been impacting citizens all over the globe. However, coastal cities of developing countries are often the most affected due to the cities intensified demand for the production and consumption of goods, transport, and settlement. Because of this large demand, cities like Mombasa have struggled to keep up with rapid population growth resulting […]

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Collaboration for Change: Empowering Communities through EPIC-Africa Partnership in Uganda

EPIC-Africa’s growing program partnership with Uganda, co-funded by UN-Habitat and Mbale City, is an exemplary model of the power of collaboration between communities, local governments, and universities that EPIC-N strives to consistently represent. Starting in 1997 when the University of Makerere recognized the pressing need to address development challenges faced by slum dwellers in Mbale […]

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