ISULabaNtu: Community-led Upgrading for Self-reliance in South Africa is an ESRC funded project focusing on knowledge co-production and participatory methods for the support of self-upgrading in informal settlements in South African townships, primarily in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I have been appointed Research Assistant on the project from April 2018 to assist with the completion of the remaining phases including integrated closed-loop environmental management systems, skills enhancement in construction and the development and testing of an integrated, collaborative toolkit.

You can learn more about the project, its scope and team here.