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Lazarus Jambadu M.Phil.

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Research interests

Infrastrucure disruptions, repairs and maintenance and inequalities in global south cities

PhD project

Assessment of infrastructure repairs and maintenance of water utilites companies in Accra and Dar Salaam cities

Poster (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet)

The connection between modern cities and networked infrastructures have become „tightly-coupled“ in recnt years, due primarily, to adavanement in technology. However, it is a fact that all functional infrastructures are inherently prone to disruptions and failures as part of their existence. Also, due to complex interdependencies, failures of one system could results in massive cascading disruptions in other networks in cities. Despite these, infrastructures tend to become invisibel and taken-for-granted at least, when they work perfectly. They only become visible when they breakdown and can no longer perform the usual functions. It is only within this period of breakdown and restoration that repairs and maintenance becomes central and crtical. This research seek to deepen our understanding of how disregards for maintenance and repairs among water utilities companies could affect water services in Accra and Dar salaam cities. The research primarily seek to examine water infrastrucures‘ repairs policies of the utilities companies, how repairs/maintenance is being funded, the coping strategies of residents to disruptions, and the spaitial vulnerability of infrastructures in the face of growing complexities in the 21st century.

2008 – 2012 BA (Hons), University for Development Studies, Tamale (Ghana)
2013 – 2016 M.Phil, University for Development Studies, Tamale (Ghana)
2018 Certificate in German Language course, Carl Duisburg Centrum, Cologne (Germany)
2012 – 2018 Research/Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Planning, University for Development Studies (Wa campus)
2014 – 2018 Research associate, Endogenous Development Services, Wa (Ghana)

Jambadu, L., Pilo, F., & Monstadt, J. (2023). Co-producing maintenance and repair: Hybrid labor relations in water supply in Accra, Ghana. Urban Research and Practice.

Jambadu, L., Monstadt, J., & Schramm, S. (2022). Understanding repair and maintenance in networked water supply in Accra and Dar es Salaam. Water Alternatives, 15(2), 413-437.

Derbile, Emmanuel. K, Dakyaga Francis, Dakuu Gordon & Lazarus Jambadu (2016). Exploring Social Outcomes of Interactions between University Students and Waala Communities in the Wa Municipality, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, vol. 13. May, 2016.

Participated in International confrerence on and presented Ghana country research findings on sustainable intensification: trade in agricultural management in subsahara Africa, involving Ghana, Burkina Faso and Malawi. This conference was organised by International Institutes on Environment and development, UK in collaboration with CIKOD Ghana, Groundswell International and University for Development, Ghana.

DAAD Scholarship in the Graduate School Programme, 2017