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The MAUPP project (Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns for vulnerability and health assessments) is a four-year research project (2014-2018) funded by the STEREO-III program of the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO).
The main objective of MAUPP is to develop models and forecasts to improve our knowledge of sub-Saharan African urban population patterns for a wider usage of urban population distribution datasets in vulnerability and health assessments. The MAUPP project aims to contribute to the WorldPop open access archive of spatial demographic datasets.
Built-up and population maps at moderate spatial resolution (12.5m) will be produced for 48 african cities and for five distinct years: 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Very high spatial resolution built-up and population maps will also be produced for 3 cities: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Dakar (Senegal) and Saint-Louis (Senegal).
A conference and a workshop will be organized in Nairobi, Kenya, both to present and discuss the scientific results of the project and to demonstrate the potentialities of the developed datasets.
Conference (free registration)
Advanced Mapping of Urban Population Patterns
in Sub-Saharan Africa
30 January 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
Workshop (free registration)
Population Maps for Urban Planning and
31 January 2019, Nairobi, Kenya