Adaptive communities resilient cities uncovering the salient truths about our settlements using stdm tools in kabowa kampala

STDM Data Collection in Ssuna Zone, Kabowa, Rubaga Division

The STDM project is a pro poor planning tool that meant to promote tenure security among urban poor in urban areas.

Ssuna zone is an informal settlement within Kabowa Parish in Rubaga Division constituting a number of people settling on Kabaka’s land as Bibanja holders and tenants. The existing Bibanja holders have cards from Buganda land board as security for the land.

over view of the exercise

Various activities were done during the data collection process including Structure and household numbering. the structure numbers would later be extracted from the structure and be entered into the questionnaire. Questionnaire administration, this comprised of enumerators who would carry out a door to door interview on every structure which has been numbered, Address mapping which involved use of the base map to update the new developments, demolished and the existing structures within the settlement, Service mapping, this was done using a handheld GPS where all coordinates for services like water, roads, health and sanitary facilities like toilets and drainage where captured in terms of Northings and Eastings.


Kabalega primary school among the community schools that provide elementary education

The STDM project aim and objectives looks out for such vulnerable settlements within Kampala City with an intention of securing legal tenure on land and structures.

address mapping team tracing a structure on the map

an overview of data collection as it unfolded

a dilapidated structure of a pit latrine that poses risk to the community

among the key issues that were identified was the poor condition of sanitation facilities, drainage, garbage, and water

the heart of Kabowa trading center and business hub for the settlement

petty trade is among the key economic activities that support livelihoods of community

counting on building upon the resilience of such communities to achieve pro-poor planning and inclusive cities that drive and sustain development.


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