Project Details


Creating the first free and open digital map of urban slums.

By Map Kibera Trust

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Project Twitter: @mapkibera

  • Data
  • Geolocation
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Open Source

Kibera is Nairobi's and Africa’s largest urban slum, with a population of up to two million. Until recently, however, it was a blank on the digital map. In November 2009, a few months after the Kenyan government began its slum clearance programme there, Kibera’s young residents launched the first free and open digital map of their community. It has grown into a complete and interactive community information project. An Economist article recently dubbed Kibera ‘[possibly] the most entrepreneurial place on the planet’.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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