Dialogue with Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba
Date: November 17, 2022
SweDev and SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team are proud to present Dr Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba as the keynote speaker for the online dialogues on development research on 17 November 2022 at 3 pm CET (5 pm EAT).
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?
Agenda 17 November
15:00 Welcome remarks
- Jonas Ewald, member of the SweDev Steering Committee and Assistant Professor at Linnaeus University
- 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 for 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
Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba (PhD) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of 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.
Photo credit: Institute for Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University staff profile.