This research examines how a city could potentially offer better services and improve the quality of life of its residents by addressing social, economic and political issues in service delivery within varied geographical locations in a city.

It provides an understanding of how the political, economic and social inequalities reinforce spatial inequalities both inherently and through the unavoidable processes of urban change, which tend to cause readjustments in the social and economic structures of urban areas.

The study identifies the growth of the informal economy, increasing urban population, land tenure issues and access rights, colonial heritage on spatial differentiation and the perceptions created by the privatization of basic urban services as some of the key areas worth exploring in a bid to address inequalities in cities.

2018: Next Generation Kenya Research

Research 2
Contribution: Member of Youth Task Force, Download

This report is the final output of a year-long study into the hopes, aspirations, ambitions, and concerns of Kenyan youth.

The final report synthesises findings from 3 independent research phases comprising a systematic review of academic literature, a qualitative study involving focus group discussions, workshops, and in-depth interviews, and a nationally representative household survey of over 4,000 young Kenyans from each of Kenya’s 47 counties.

The report finds that while young Kenyans love and have a strong sense of pride in their country, they blame corruption and a ‘rigged system’ for high unemployment rates, a lack of opportunities, growing social inequality, and an education system that is falling short.

2017: Youth Waging Peace – UNESCO MGIEP

Research 3
Contribution: Contributing Author , Download

The #YouthWagingPeace guidebook is a document for anyone interested in understanding Violent Extremism and exploring the relationship between Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE).

Led by 2 dynamic Coordinating Lead Authors and 5 Lead/Chapter Authors, the guide garnered over 2000 youth submissions/case studies and finally integrated over 150 case study submissions from young educators and practitioners from 50+ countries.

YouthWagingPeace guidebook provides a set of actionable guidelines for PVE to teachers, school administrators, policymakers, family, religious leaders and other informal influencers.