Institutions for Urban Poor's Access to Ecosystem Services: A Comparison of Green and Water Structures in Bangladesh and Tanzania
|Lead PI|| |
Dr Manoj Roy
University of Lancaster
|Start Date|| |
1 September, 2013
|End Date|| |
30 November, 2016
|Project Code|| |
Bangladesh and Tanzania are two rapidly urbanising, least-developed countries, with their populations living in low-income settlements relying on two key ecosystems for essential services: urban green and water structures.
These provide shelter, fuel, food, safe drinking water, drainage, and flood/pollution prevention. However, they are also the source of 'disservices' such as harmful bacteria which can lead to chronic ill-health.
In these low-income countries where state authority is weak, co-production (providing public services through collaboration between state agencies and citizen groups) and community collective action can together serve as building blocks for institutional effectiveness.
Our research will focus on Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Der es Salaam (Tanzania) to identify policy-relevant design principles and operational practices needed to produce ecosystem services which promote sustainable improvements in the wellbeing of the urban poor. The similarities between these two cities will enable findings to be generalised, while their contrasts will allow us to develop a robust conceptual framework and test emerging hypotheses.
We have also adopted a multi-disciplinary, multi-context approach, bringing together a team of leading Bangladeshi, Tanzanian and UK researchers, and it will train and engage 20 promising young Bangladeshi and Tanzanian researchers.
|Dr Manoj Roy||Bangladesh; Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Dr Manoj Roy||Lead Principal Investigator||The University of Lancaster||United Kingdom|
|Professor Clive Agnew||Co Investigator||The University of Manchester||United Kingdom|
|Professor Adisa Azapagic||Co Investigator||The University of Manchester||United Kingdom|
|Professor David Hulme||Co Investigator||The University of Manchester||United Kingdom|
|Professor Ferdous Jahan||Co Investigator||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh|
|Dr Ferdous Jahan||Co Investigator||BRAC University||Bangladesh|
|Dr Shemdoe Riziki||Co Investigator||Ardhi University||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Dr James Rothwell||Co Investigator||The University of Manchester||United Kingdom|
|Professor Tahmeed Ahmed||Researcher||International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)||Bangladesh|
|Ms Hasin Jahan||Researcher||WaterAid Bangladesh||Bangladesh|
|Professor Mengiseny Kaseva||Researcher||Ardhi University||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Professor Md Abdur Mollah||Researcher||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh|
|Dr Ishita Mostafa||Researcher||International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)||Bangladesh|
|Dr Neema Ngware||Researcher||Ardhi University||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Mr Mizanur Rahman||Researcher||Institute of Water Modelling||Bangladesh|
|Dr Onesmo Zakaria Sigalla||Researcher||MO Resources Ltd||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Dr Betty Waized||Researcher||Sokoine University of Agriculture||Tanzania, United Republic of|