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Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and find out how you can get involved in helping them to make a difference in their communities and get inspired to start something new in yours.

Urban Limitrophe Alexandra Lambropoulos

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Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and find out how you can get involved in helping them to make a difference in their communities and get inspired to start something new in yours.

    How Hope Raisers Uses Digital Storytelling to Build Community Climate Resilience in Nairobi, Kenya

    How Hope Raisers Uses Digital Storytelling to Build Community Climate Resilience in Nairobi, Kenya

    In this episode, I discuss a bit about community climate change adaptation and the importance of incorporating the youth voice in decision-making with Daniel Onyango, the founder of The Hope Raisers Initiative. The Hope Raisers Initiative uses arts, culture, and sports to amplify the youth voice in the neighbourhood of Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the organization, community members get opportunities to creatively transform public spaces in their neighbourhood whether that is through music, murals, or matatus (i.e. buses).

    In this episode, you'll learn about:

    - How their Future Yetu program is breaking down barriers between the public and public policymakers
    - How digital storytelling can be an important tool in addressing climate change
    - How Hope Raisers leveraged local transportation to gather community insights
    - Why Daniel thinks integrating youth in city-building and climate adaptation initiatives is important
    - and much more!


    Guest: Daniel Onyango
    - Website: https://www.hoperaisersinitiative.com/
    - Instagram: @hoperaisers
    - Twitter: @raisershope

    Music by Imany Lambropoulos

    More Urban Limitrophe:
    - Episode show notes and references: www.urbanlimitrophe.com
    - Instagram: @urbanlimitrophe
    - Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please address any related communication to hello[at]urbanlimitrophe.com.

    • 41 min
    How The Abibiman Project is Tackling Food Insecurity One African Dish at a Time

    How The Abibiman Project is Tackling Food Insecurity One African Dish at a Time

    In this episode, I discuss a bit about the role of the cultural appropriateness of food in tackling food insecurity and chat with Chef Rachel Adjei, the founder of The Abibiman Project. The Abibiman Project is an initiative started by Rachel in October 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that uses African cuisine and ingredients to help promote social justice and reduce food insecurity in Toronto's black community.

    In this episode, we’ll touch on:
    - How The Abibiman Project got started and has grown
    - Food security and its impact on newcomers
    - The role of cultural appropriateness of food in food justice
    - How Rachel uses food to build community
    - and much more!

    Guest: Rachel Adjei
    - Website: http://www.theabibimanproject.com
    - Instagram: @theabibimanproject | @raeadjei

    Music by Imany Lambropoulos

    More Urban Limitrophe:
    - Episode show notes and references: www.urbanlimitrophe.com
    - Instagram: @urbanlimitrophe
    - Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please address any related communication to hello[at]urbanlimitrophe.com.

    • 34 min
    How iAfrika is Helping Local Public Libraries Bridge the Digital Language Divide

    How iAfrika is Helping Local Public Libraries Bridge the Digital Language Divide

    In this episode, I discuss the importance of public libraries in cities with Professor Lia Frederiksen. I also chat with Grant McNulty of McNulty Consulting the team behind iAfrika, a mobile-friendly platform that works with local libraries to help their communities create and distribute African language content.

    In this episode, you'll learn about:
    - the role public libraries play in cities
    - the digital language divide
    - what the future of public libraries across Africa looks like
    - and much more!

    Guest: Grant McNulty
    McNulty Consulting Website: https://www.mcnulty.co.za/
    iAfrika Website: https://iafrika.org/

    Expert: Lia Frederiksen
    Website: http://www.liafrederiksen.org/

    Music by Imany Lambropoulos

    More Urban Limitrophe:
    Episode show notes and references: www.urbanlimitrophe.com
    Instagram: @urbanlimitrophe
    Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please address any related communication to hello[at]urbanlimitrophe.com.

    • 46 min
    How Surf Ghana is Building the First Skatepark in Accra

    How Surf Ghana is Building the First Skatepark in Accra

    In this episode, I discuss a bit about the role of skateboarding and skateparks in city building. I chat with Sandy Alibo, the founder of Surf Ghana, a non-profit based in Accra, Ghana that transforms its communities by bringing youth together using the power of skateboarding and surfing.

    In this episode, you'll learn about:
    - Surf Ghana's Freedom Skate Park and highly anticipated capsule wardrobe
    - Surf Ghana's Skate Gal Club,
    - what a skate-friendly Accra looks like to Sandy
    - and much more!

    Guest: Sandy Alibo
    - Website: www.surfghana.org
    - Instagram: @surfghana

    Music by Imany Lambropoulos

    More Urban Limitrophe
    - Episode show notes and references: www.urbanlimitrophe.com
    - Instagram: @urbanlimitrophe

    Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please address any related communication to hello[at]urbanlimitrophe.com.

    • 36 min
    Welcome to Urban Limitrophe

    Welcome to Urban Limitrophe

    Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests doing great work to change the future of their cities and get inspired to start something new in yours. Coming soon!

    Music by Imany Lambropoulos

    Podcast concept and development by Alexandra Lambropoulos. Please address any related communication to hello[at]urbanlimitrophe.com.

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