Dar es Salaam is the largest city of Tanzania and the largest city in eastern Africa. Photo: Yannick Tylle / Getty Images .

The pursuit of a modern city and affordable housing in Tanzania

Rapid urbanisation continues to cause unprecedented transformation in the cities of sub-Saharan African cities. Despite government efforts to put in place urban development policies aimed at minimising the undesired effects of uncontrolled urbanization; poverty, informal housing and economic activities continue to be the most visible manifestation of rapid urbanisation.

In Tanzania over 60% of the population lives in informal, poor quality and underserviced residential areas even many years after independence. The current dilemma in alleviating the housing shortage in Tanzania is – meeting the demand for affordable and quality housing. And, at the same time, pursuing a modern cityscape through public-private partnerships in housing development. Can we then still maintain inclusive housing development and ensure a city for all?

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Agenda 17 November

15:00 Welcome remarks

15:05 Introduction

  • Nelson Ekane, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

15:10 Keynote: The pursuit of a modern city and affordable housing: Lessons from Dar es Salaam

  • Dr Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University in Tanzania

15:40 Audience questions to the keynote speaker, moderated by

  • Nelson Ekane, Research Fellow, SEI
  • Ylva Rylander, Communications Officer, SEI for SweDev

15:55 Concluding remarks

  • Jonas Ewald, member of the SweDev Steering Committee

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This dialogue is part of SEI’s and SweDev’s dialogue series on development research. There will be an opportunity to pose questions to the keynote speaker during the event.

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About Tatu Limbumba

Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba (PhD) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Settlements Studies at Ardhi University in Tanzania. Dr Limbumba has over 25 years’ experience in research related to human settlements’ development and will present her latest research at this dialogue.

Dialogues on development research

The dialogue series on development research is organized by the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev ) and SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team.

The aim of the dialogues on development research is to spread findings of development research by creating a learning space where researchers can share their work in an informal and easily accessed setting. The dialogue series are targeting researchers, practitioners and policymakers within the development research area.

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The Swedish Development Research Network is a member-based network. SweDev aims to connect development researchers across Sweden to strengthen collaboration within the research community and to increase interaction between development researchers and practitioners.

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SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team perform research on topics related to human development and environment. The team conducts research from local to global scale, providing state of the art interdisciplinary research, analysis and training to inform policy and practice at the nexus of environment and development research and policy.

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