Gender Ideologies and Climate Risk: How is the Connection Linked to Sustainability in an African City?
Kareem Buyana, Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Loraine Amollo, School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Shuaib Lwasa, Department of Geography, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Peter Kasaija, Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Although African cities are nodes of scalable solutions to climate uncertainty, adaptation efforts rarely build on the gender-climate nexus for sustainability. This article examines how gender ideologies intersect with climate risks, based on case study findings from Kampala in Uganda. Climatic hazards in Kampala include prolonged dry spells and seasonal floods; which destroy infrastructure, contaminate air and lead to unprecedented spread of cholera and malaria. Both conventional and emancipatory gender ideologies are characteristic of how the gender-climate nexus shapes adaptation at neighborhood scale“Click here for more information.