skip to content

Follow-up: Housing and domestic energy during the cost of living crisis and covid-19 recovery in the slums of Dharavi and Mukuru


Building on the findings of the AHRC Filming Energy/FERN Research Network (2020-22), the research looks at slum communities in Mukuru in Nairobi and Dharavi in Mumbai. The cost of living crisis has led to increased fuel prices and household costs in informal settlements – how have they coped and recovered from covid-19 and how do they adapt to cost of living crisis?

The research adopts an intersectional approach to slum upgrading and sustainable urban development. The projects look at housing and energy infrastructure, livelihoods, food procurement and domestic energy transitions from the perspective of women and other vulnerable groups in slum communities.

The AHRC IAA project Community engagement workshops on housing and energy in Nairobi with NGO Akiba Mashinani Trust focus on cooking practices and domestic energy transitions in Mukuru.

COVID-19 Disorder(ly): Gender, housing and community engagement in the slums of Bombay with Dr Ahonaa Roy from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) looks at vulnerable groups in Dharavi, including women and hijra communities. It is funded by The British Academy Visiting Fellowship.