There is a lack of reliable data about informal settlements due to the fact that their existence is often, for political and economical reasons, only unofficially recognized by local authorities and the national Governments. Therefore, independent research projects appear to be of paramount necessity to achieve a deeper understanding of such realities, of their quantitative dimension and qualitative features, setting the basis for an effective further implementation of development projects.
The MKP wants to produce reliable data and maps showing the actual physical and socio-demographic features of the Kibera slum, making them available through a digital geo-referenced data base to anyone who's interested about this issue.
WHAT WE WANT TO MAP
Physical and structural features:
THE MKP IS BASED ON FIVE MAIN PILLARS