Capacity strengthening for gender responsive and sustainable urban development: Integrated Deprivation Area Mapping System for Displacement Durable Solutions and socioeconomic reconstruction in Khartoum, Sudan



The aim of IdeaMapSudan is to develop a community-led geo-spatial database for mapping informal settlements that will support the decision making process for displacement socio-economic reconstruction in Khartoum, Sudan. In Nov 2019, SUDTT organized a workshop under the title: Climate Change Security, Conflict and Displacement with the participation of 30 representatives from national bodies, local and international NGOs, research and academia. The workshop identified a clear gap in spatial information about the physical location and structure of deprived areas in Khartoum while also linking it to the socio-economic and socio-cultural issues within these areas. The need was identified for capacity building within the ministries dealing with these issues and also within relevant civil society organisations and NGOs. The identified gaps guided the scope and purpose of the IDeaMapSudan project IdeaMapSudan will work collaboratively with local governments and civil anasociety organisations, providing training on the use of digital maps produced from satellite imagery to map urban deprived areas /informal settlements, and link the geospatial data collected with community-based data and data from capacity and vulnerability assessments, creating an understanding of displacement challenges and opportunities. The main outcomes of the training will be a small group of experts (ToT), a large group of diverse users of spatial information to support sustainable urban development of deprived areas and an operational spatial information system (IDeAMapSudan) that includes a mobile app to collect and access spatial information.

2020 - 2023

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente (ITC), Netherlands  ; African Population & Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya ;  Sudan Urban Development Think Tank (SUDTT) Organization

Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic


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