Kipawa is an administrative ward in the Ilala District of the Dar es Salaam Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 49,456. The ward consists of four subwards including Karakata, Mji Mpya, Mogo, and Stakishari. Kipawa is located in the southwestern area of the city, closer to the Dar es salaam airport. 

Kipawa is affected by flooding mostly due to inadequate drainage system and dumping of garbage on the existing drains causing an overflow of water to people’s houses