Kariakoo is an administrative ward of the Ilala District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, It has a population of 9,405. Kariakoo is mainly known for its extensive market, that spans several city blocks. The Kariakoo market is the busiest and the biggest market that contributes substantially to Dar es Salaam’s food provision as well as a small-scale economy.
Kariakoo is one of the most mapped wards and the city’s commercial hub which consists of three subwards. Flooding in Kariakoo occurs mainly due to inadequate stormwater drains. The team also sat with community leaders of Kariakoo to identify important assets and threats associated so they can be located on the map and later used for the disaster management plan of the ward. After map production, the maps were shared back with the community leaders with capacity building training on how the maps can be used to plan and prepare for flooding