Lagos Joins the Club of Resilient Cities

At a high-profile, agenda-setting workshop on urban resilience held on February 8, 2017, Lagos State was admitted as one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) in the world. 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing…

Lagos Evictions: Setting an Agenda for Collective Action

For residents of Lagos informal communities—often designated as slum settlements—bulldozers accompanied by heavily-armed and tear-gassing security operatives are regular visitors to their enclaves. In the last one year, rampaging bulldozers have flattened Badia, Oshodi, Ilubirin, Otodo-gbame, and several communities in Lagos on the orders of state authorities, or their collaborating private actors. The reasons officially…

Death, Despair Haunts Badia Community

Iya Ope is DEAD!   Iya Ope’s death adds to the list of recurrent tragedies disproportionately affecting women and children in Badia-East community (in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos) following the September 2015 demolitions and forced evictions of homes and businesses in the area. Bulldozers operated by Lagos State officials, in connivance with a private family,…

S4C Participates in AfDB’s Land Governance Conference in Kenya

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s Ndutim Enang joined development practitioners and land rights advocates from all over Africa at the two-day international conference on LAND GOVERNANCE organized by the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Kenya. The conference held on November 23-24, 2016, responds to the growing interest in land tenure regularization by…