Community Mapping Session at the YALI Connect Camp - Tanzania

July 13, 2015 - 5:07pm -- douglas

The 'Young African Leaders Initiative,' conducts 'Connect Camps' in Africa to annually train 160 young entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals in the areas of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Governance. YALI Connect Camps are intended to have a major impact on Africa. The first YALI Connect Camp was in Dar- es- Salaam - Tanzania administered by the IIJ in the E.W. Scripps of Journalism at Ohio University in March 2015.

The connect camp community mapping session in the morning was meant to introduce the concepts and approaches of Community Mapping in OpenStreetMap, provide hands on experience with OSM, generate community mapping ideas, and provide familiarity, and resources for support. Tandale, one of the communities in Dar-es-Salaam, where mapping had previously taken place was visited for the afternoon field visit to provide inspiration and support to community members who had previously done mapping but needed more support. The YALI Fellows had great ideas and suggested resources that could be used by the community members in their mapping activities.

A month later, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is running a community mapping for flood resilience project, where some of the YALI Network fellows from Tanzania are taking part, other fellows and participants from Uganda have been invited to a session at the upcoming Mozilla festival East Africa in Kampala. More Images from Camp 1 and 2 in Tanzania, enjoy!!