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Participatory mapping

We have 8 items tagged with ‘Participatory mapping’.
  • A data collector speaks to a householder.

    Helping indigenous communities secure land rights in Nepal

    A land rights project in Nepal is working with young people to map land claims and help more than 2,000 Indigenous farmers get legal title to the lands their families have farmed for generations. The project is being supported by local officials and is attracting interest from local governments across Nepal

    18 December 2020 | Article | Land acquisitions and rights
  • An aerial view of people in an informal settlement

    Alternative data sources for cities and communities

    In the latest in our series of blogs and interviews focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite looks at community-driven data collection and mapping

    12 March 2020 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Men present findings on a large map at the front of a community meeting

    How can we incorporate local knowledge into climate planning and policy? …Maps!

    In Kenya, participatory mapping makes it possible for indigenous knowledge to be included in planning and policy where for too long it was excluded, showing technology can bring people’s voices to power

    17 January 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • A word cloud with words relevant to monitoring, evaluation and learning (Image: IIED)

    Monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation methods

    IIED's work in monitoring, evaluation and learning aims to provide the right type of information at the right time to the right people. Our goal is to learn about what works for whom, under what circumstances, how and why

    1 March 2017 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • The voices of women involved in farming and fisheries, such as these in Bangladesh, are often lost in decision-making (Photo: CBFM-Fem Com Bangladesh/WorldFish, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Does gender balance improve forestry and fishery management?

    A new project aims to map the evidence on gender, natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation. And we're looking for your help

    2 July 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Maps drawn by community groups before being transferred to a geo-referenced satellite map projected on a wall (Photo: James Pattinson)

    Maps that build bridges

    Thanks to digital participatory mapping, pastoralists are proud of their local knowledge and policymakers want to act on it.

    19 December 2013 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Community maps reveal rich resources of land policymakers think is empty

    Misperceptions of the drylands as barren and empty are leading to their mismanagement. An IIED mapping project aims to create a clearer picture of their value to pastoralists.

    25 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Women from near Rangoon, Myanmar are seated around a map with paper houses and trees talking and laughing.

    What happens when slum dwellers put themselves on the map

    The new issue of the journal Environment and Urbanization – published today – reveals how organisations of the ‘illegal’ urban poor have made themselves matter to city governments by mapping and documenting their informal settlements and the people and businesses in them.

    1 May 2012 | News | Poverty
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