This work was supported by the Belmont Forum project Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts (NE/L008971/1) and the UK Department for International Development and Economic and Social Research Council grant Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (ES/L008777/1).
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
• Everyday risk associated with inadequate basic infrastructure and poverty make even small natural hazards impactful in African cities.
• Enhanced development opportunity is the best for of risk reduction.
• Integrating risk reduction into development is constrained by donor priorities, fragmented city governance and data and monitoring gaps.
• Integrating risk reduction into development is enabled through community networks collaborating with city authorities, locally accountable leadership and improved risk data and forecasting.
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