Crowd2Map Success in 2018 - mapathon at the UN, award at SOTM, donation at FOSS4G and kick off of WomenConnectPosted by JanetChapman on 12 January 2019 in English (English)
I am proud to be a HOTOSM voting member and here is my review of 2018.
2018 was a very busy year for Crowd2Map. We now number over 10,000 volunteers from all over the world with new volunteers joining every day. We have over 2200 members in our active Slack channel - you are welcome to join us here https://join.slack.com/t/crowd2map/shared_invite/enQtNDQ4OTY2MjAyMDY3LTAyYzU5MDQ2MTFiNzk2OGJlNDQwYWY5OWRjNTc1NTFiNjZlOTVjYmJkNmMxYjljMzI1Y2IwYmVhNjlhODliYTE
In September we were invited to organise a mapathon at UNFPA HQ in New York as part of the United Nations general assembly. This was accompanied by concurrent events in 60 countries to #map2endFGM. It was featured on the UNFPA website here https://www.unfpa.org/news/girls-escaping-fgm-rural-tanzania-crowdsourced-maps-show-way-safety
In July we were awarded the Africa award at State of the Map in Milan.We gave a talk there and a keynote on mapping to help end FGM at FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam, who then donated the remaining conference funding to us.This enabled us to buy cheap android phones to train first time smartphone users to map their communities to better protect them.
In December we started a programme to train all 78 village women and children protection committees in Serengeti District to map their villages to better protect their communities, with HOTOSM in a project called WomenConnect funded by USAID.
You can follow how this is going on our blog here https://crowd2map.wordpress.com/blog/ and on twitter @crowd2map and Facebook.
Thank you to everyone who helped us map rural Tanzania in 2018!