2020 - 2021

Developing a community-led geo-spatial database for mapping deprived urban areas (e.g., informal settlements) that supports the decision making process for displacement socio-economic reconstruction in Khartoum, Sudan.


Khartoum, Sudan


ITC - University of Twente

African Population and Health Research Center

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Sudan Urban Development Think Tank

Federal Ministry of Social Development, Sudan

Federal Ministry of Transport, Sudan

Ministry of Physical Planning, Khartoum State, Sudan


Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Nuffic

This training aims to map and fill the gaps in the government of Sudan institutional and technical capacities, required to create a comprehensive database on displacement patterns and informal settlements in Khartoum, and support political governance in form of decision making processes for displacement durable, sustainable and resilient solutions.

IDEAMAP Sudan worked collaboratively with local governments and civil society 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 associated with urban development and socio-economic reconstruction reforms in Sudan.

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The IDEAMAPS Network has produced an evolving family of projects with local teams in cities across the world.Our family of projects develop datasets of urban deprivation and assets (IDEAMAP Sudan, SLUMAP, IDEAtlas, and the IDEAMAPS Data Ecosystem), and foster capacity among stakeholders to use data for decision-making (Data4HumanRights, IDEAMAP Sudan).


2022 - 2025
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IDEAMAPS Data Ecosystem

LAGOS, Nigeria - NAIROBI, Kenya - KANO, Nigeria

To co-create an integrated data ecosystem that enables routine, accurate mapping of slums, informal settlements, and other deprived areas across LMIC cities 

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Mexico City, Mexico - Medellín, Colombia - Salvador, Brazil - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Lagos, Nigeria - Nairobi, Kenya - Mumbai, India - Jakarta, Indonesia

The primary objective of IDEAtlas is to develop, implement, validate and showcase advanced AI-based methods to automatically map and characterize the spatial extent of slums from Earth Observation (EO) data.

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