CSTEP seeks to develop a proof-of-concept, scalable model of a community-owned and managed spatial data system that can aid policy and programming efforts towards meeting SDG targets (such as promoting inclusive urbanisation and equitable access to water, sanitation and health).

The project hopes to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increased representation of civic issues in an urban poor area, through the successful piloting of a community-led spatial data model for public infrastructure and services.
  • Increased engagement of community members in the intervention area with urban governance mechanisms, for better access to services.

CSTEP is working on this project in collaboration with IT for Change and AVAS. The project is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).