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IGSD presents NIHR Slum Mapping project at World Urban Forum in February 2020

WUF 2020 Dr Godwin YeboahIGSD co-organised a networking event as part of the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 8th to 13th February 2020. This title of the event was "Leveraging Crowd Wisdom to Better Understand the Technology and Ethics of Neighbourhood Deprivation “Slum” Mapping”. It created awareness of the challenges and opportunities around technology and ethics of neighbourhood deprivation mapping and supported the ongoing growth of a network of people with interest in Integrated Deprived Area Mapping System (IDeAMapS). Dr Godwin Yeboah, an IGSD Senior Research Fellow, was one of the panel speakers at the event and shared his experiences of Geo-spatial Mapping of Health Services in Slums as part of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums project.

The World Urban Forum is the world’s premier conference on cities convened by UN-Habitat and it is a high level, open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanisation. This year's theme was “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”.

Image: Dr Godwin Yeboah sharing his research experiences from the NIHR Slum Mapping Project