KDI is working with the Amplify team to co-create, design, and reimagine the waterways in slum communities surrounding Nairobi to build flood resilience.
Part of Kounkuey’s work is to understand how residents of Kibera understand and react to flood risk. Is flood risk a serious concern? How does it rate against other concerns? And if the worry is significant, what would
it take to get actors like the government to put more resources into flood prevention? The team is also looking to understand what kind of physical markers are effective in communicating flood risk. Are signs or landmarks useful for people to understand where floods are likely to occur?
An IDEO.org design team worked with KDI to prototype different types of physical flood markers and drive community participation in a planning process to reimagine the Kibera waterway.