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MissingMaps Powwow

Posted by dkunce on 19 October 2015 in English (English).

The entire Missing Maps team hasn’t had a chance to get together since the HOT Summit when most of our planned meetings were cut short due to the Nepal Earthquake. This past week we finally gathered in person in Toronto, Canada for a few days of planning and strategic thinking.

The powwow kicked off with a wonderful mapathon hosted by MSF Canada. 60 new mappers joined the Missing Maps project and helped map parts of South Kivu.

Over the course of the three days we discussed several topics:

Missing Maps Powwow

The discussions were sometimes heated and always passionate. Throughout the three days I was constantly overwhelmed by the group around the table. One of the ethics of Missing Maps is to always put people first. This people first ethic strongly ties our little rag tag group together ensuring that Missing Maps will have a bright future for years to come.

Comment from dekstop on 19 October 2015 at 14:49

It was an incredible experience. It’s such a diverse team, and everyone’s a pleasure to work with. An intense but very stimulating three days!


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