Beatrice Hati (Bea) is a PhD researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. She has expertise in urban development, resilience and sustainability practise. In her doctoral research, she explores Multilevel risk governance arrangements of non-dominant partners and construction of resilienCe among the urban poor. She concurrently works as the Urban Coordinator at the International Centre for Frugal Innovation, Kenya Hub.
Bea has research interests in Pro-poor development and research, Community resilience, Disaster risk management, Adaptive governance, development policy and politics, (Nested) Networks and Partnerships. Methodologically, she has experience and affitinity for Participatory Action Research methods, Collaborative Applied Science and Community Research.
In her previous assignment, she has worked as an independent consultant for the Centre for Urban Research Innovation, University of Nairobi; Urban planner and development specialist for Shack/ Slum Dwellers International (SDI); Lead transport researcher for Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and now also sits at the UNAccc (Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council) Governing Council as the Secretary General for Kenya.
She subscribes to Global Citizenship and commits to pro-poor development.
International Institute of Social Studies
- Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
- Jan Fransen, Beatrice Hati, Harrison Kioko Simon & Naomi van Stapele (2023) - Adaptive governance by community based organisations: Community resilience initiatives during Covid-19 in Mathare, Nairobi - Sustainable Development - doi: 10.1002/sd.2682 - [link]
- Dana R. Thomson, Monika Kuffer, Gianluca Boo, Hati Gitundu, Tais Grippa, Hellen Esley, Catherine Linard, Ron Mahabir, Catherine Kyobutungi , Joshua Maviti, Dennis Mwaniki, Roberg Ndugwa, Jack Makau, Richard Sliuzas, Salome Cheruiyot, Kilion Nyambuga, Nicholus Mboga, Nicera Wanjiru Kimani, Joao Porto de Albuquerque & Caroline Kabaria (2020) - Need for an integrated deprived area "slum" mapping system (IDEAMAPS) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICS) - Social Sciences, 9 (5), 1-17 - doi: 10.3390/socsci9050080
- Hati Gitundu (2022) - Resilient Urban Communities: Reframing resilience governance in marginalized urban settlements: the role of multi-level governance (MLG) arrangements of grassroots organizations (GROs).
- Hati Gitundu (2022) - Tell It Like It Is: Conversations Between the Global North and South on Design and Community Life in Human Settlements
- Start date approval
- January 2021