African cities exhibit visible differentiations in terms of their social, economic and demographic composition. These differentiations have given rise to the common use of the term ‘Inclusivity’ in planning, community and policy discussions where it is often used to solidify (or 'seem' to solidify) agendas of rights for vulnerable groups in the society. In the development arena, the pretext... Continue Reading →
MyRide Kenya (an offshoot of the MyRide Africa company), aims to make public transport “safe, comfortable and fun” whilst “formalising and transforming the public transport sector”. The app consists of a mobile application for commuters to log complaints and share information, as well as a dashboard or Complaints Handling Platform for bus owners and authorities.... Continue Reading →
This is a research paper by John Forrester, Howard Cambridge and Steve Cinderby (Stockholm Environment Institute York) which comprehensively addresses the practicalities and challenges of P-GIS in an African context.
This presentation by Steve Cinderby (SEI, York) has all the information you need to know about Participatory-GIS on; from a step-by-step guide to numerous case studies.
What is Participatory GIS? P-GIS is what happens digitally to the data collected from community mapping projects. Community mapping is a method where participants are encouraged to use a map to put across their ideas and knowledge surrounding local issues. This process can use traditional methods like interviews, questions and focus groups, but is centred... Continue Reading →