Mapping Unplanned Settlements using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The UCLG Africa partners with Slum Dwellers International (SDI) in promoting collaboration and improved relations between cities and slum dwellers in Africa under a programme known as the ‘Know Your City’.

The programme achieves this aim through engaging the city and slum dwellers in a process of self-enumeration, profiling and mapping of slum settlements with the objective to improve cohesion among all the inhabitants of the city and provide reliable data for planning in order to effectively address the challenges posed by these settlements especially regarding the provision of basic services and security of tenure.

This article is intended to share the experiences reported for the information of our members.