Our solutions and services take complex, multiple layers of data, convert them into insight and intelligence, enabling decision makers to build on their knowledge.
We present our findings and analysis in many ways, including Storymaps.
We are delighted that our Satellites and Seeds StoryMap was a Runner Up
in the Esri 2023 StoryMaps Competition.
Satellites and Seeds
Explore how, with Esri technology and Alcis' support, the NGO Seeds for Development is embarking on a digital transformation to address food security challenges in vulnerable and hard to reach communities in northern Uganda.
Black Gold: The Illicit Charcoal Trade
In Northern Uganda, the illegal production of charcoal is driving the widespread burning of trees exacerbating the country's deforestation problem, leading to soil degradation, reduced biodiversity and other negative consequences.
Sea Level Rise in Timor-Leste
Research into the effect of rising sea levels in Timor-Leste using remote sensing to collect satellite imagery to analyse past changes and forecast future impacts, due to annual sea-level rise of 9mm compared to the global average of 3mm.
Holding Water to Ransom
The Kamal Khan Dam, on the border of Iran and Afghanistan, has been a source of disagreement and violence for years. Iran argues that it will limit its access to water. Afghanistan maintains that it has the right to use its water resources.
Methamphetamine Production in Afghanistan
Methamphetamine production in Afghanistan is moving towards using ephedra, a plant that is more abundant and easier to access than the chemicals used before. We shed light on the evolving drug trade in the region.
Darfur Violence Monitoring
Combining satellite imagery with proxy indicators such as burnt surfaces, population and settlement data, we provide invaluable insight into the spread of violence in the Darfur region.
Afghanistan Land Release Impact Assessment
This USAID-funded project in Afghanistan provided loans to individual farmers to develop their farms into commercial enterprises, to improve food security and increase small-scale farmers' income by improving their productivity and efficiency.
Agricultural Credit Enhancement - Part II
For more than 25 years farmers in Afghanistan had no access to credit. This USAID funded project set out to change that by providing loans to individual farmers so they could develop their farms into viable businesses.
ODI Revenue Mapping
Research using fieldwork and high-resolution satellite imagery to estimate and map taxes collected in Afghan conflict zones. The findings show how heavily they rely on taxes from legal goods trade and not just drug money.
NRC Drought Response
We conducted a geospatial analysis using NDVI to assess the devastating impact of drought in Afghanistan on people and their livelihoods. This allowed our client to better understand the situation and identify areas in need of urgent intervention.
Narrating the changes to a talc mining value chain in Achin, Nangarhar over recent years and how improved road infrastructure and bridge construction has had a significant impact on the volume of product reaching local markets.
Trade War on Drugs
The growing political and commercial tension between the US and China has had wide-reaching consequences on the global economy. We researched how actions led to unintended consequences on seemingly unrelated events.
Opensource Data for SDGs
Open source data and GIS can help accelerate the SDGs by providing data for decision-making and tracking progress. GIS enables visualisation of data across different scales, allowing for more effective implementation of SDG initiatives.
Retreat from Kabul
In 1842, the British position in Afghanistan became precarious, and they had to retreat from Kabul. On the night of January 6th, the British forces left Kabul, leaving behind destruction and chaos. We have mapped the events that followed.
Syria Agriculture and Conflict
Years of conflict and drought have severely impacted agriculture in Syria, with noticeable effects on crop quality and availability. The relationship between food security, war, and drought is clearly evident in the country.
IDP Tent Counting
We used machine learning and geospatial analysis to count tents in IDP camps in Afghanistan. This helped our client understand how many people needed help and target aid effectively.
Keeping up with the Kuchis
Over 1.5 million nomadic Kuchis in Afghanistan face poverty and marginalisation. Alcis was tasked to find their migratory routes for an aid donor to provide support during their annual livestock mating season in October 2020.
Afghanistan Compound Analysis