Collecting city data

Complementing the risk assessments is, an innovative decision-making tool that collects data on a city. Developed by The Ecological Sequestration Trust, gathers data from a variety of sources – satellite and earth observation, as well as open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data – and brings them all together in one place. is unusual in that it understands cities as systems and identifies links between the various sectors, a valuable contribution to resilience that has so far been missing. is currently being tested in Accra as part of the Future Cities Africa programme. The platform concept was introduced at a workshop in March 2015, and participants identified the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector for the pilot. A working group has been formed in Accra to collaborate with the software development team to guide data collection and exchange views on requirements. A working prototype of focused on the WASH sector is expected to be completed in May 2016.