The mild climate and vast opportunities of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria, have drawn people and investment. Confronted with chronic energy shortages that drive residential and commercial reliance on petroleum-based generators, the city is working to manage population flows and establish cleaner, more reliable energy. Unreliable power has driven manufacturing away from the city, and new building developments have remained energy intensive, putting greater strain on the system and the environment.

Transportation infrastructure has also presented challenges, as Enugu’s insufficient road system struggles to meet the city’s needs, and bridges are increasingly exposed to scour and erosion. In the case of many of these bridges, a single loss could significantly hinder the local economy. Officials have also been working to bring together various stakeholders, to address the risk of flooding by responding to drain blockages more effectively and gather effective damage reports, as well as to plan future building developments in more stable areas.

Resilience Challenges

  • Chronic Energy Shortages
  • High Unemployment
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Riot or Civil Unrest

Snapshot of Enugu

  • 1,100,000

    estimated population as of 2011

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