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A participatory approach to monitoring slum conditions: an example from Ethiopia (PLA 54)

Tsion Lemma, Richard Sliuzas and Monika Kuffer present an example from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PGIS practice often evolves to address specific issues being faced by a community. This means that multiple tools might be used together, or in sequence to deal with those issues. Here, PGIS practice was used in multi-stakeholder decision-making relating to improving slum monitoring mechanisms. Their approach incorporates locally relevant and spatially detailed information gathered through focus group discussions, field observation with community members, and visual image interpretation using satellite images and aerial photographs.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

Article in: PLA 54. Guest-edited by: Giacomo Rambaldi, Jon Corbett, Michael K. McCall, Rachel Olson, Julius Muchemi, Peter Kwaku Kyem, Daniel Wiener, Robert Chambers

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  • IIED code: G02950
  • Published: Apr 2006 - IIED and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).
  • Area: Ethiopia
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 54 – Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication
  • Language: English

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