Video outputs from MSc Environment & Sustainable Development student fieldwork published
2 July 2018
Between September 2017 and May 2018, students of the practice module of the Master’s Degree Programme in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD), led by Adriana Allen and Rita Lambert in collaboration with Julia Wesely, conducted action-research in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The aim of the research is to contribute to an understanding of how and why risk accumulation cycles or ‘urban risk traps’ affect local dwellers and their communities in Freetown’s informal settlements, and how they can be disrupted in a structural way.
This research was based on the recently established learning-alliance between ESD and the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) in collaboration with the Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP), Pull Slum Pan Pipul (PSPP) partners and the communities of six case study areas: Portee-Rokupa, Susan’s Bay, Cockle Bay, Moyiba, Dwarzarck, and Crab Town-Kolleh Town-Gray Bush.
The six videos are available through the links below, as well as on the MSc ESD overseas fieldwork page.