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#Successful Visit to Nigerian Red Cross,Rivers State for OSM Knowledge Sharing and Initiation of Local partnership with #UniqueMappersTeam(UMT)Port Harcourt

Posted by vicksun on 10 August 2018 in English (English)

After series of failed appointment in the past 5 weeks,we at last succeeded with our corporate target outreach to Nigerian Red Cross,Rivers State branch,Port Harcourt. With a team of 7 leaders of UniqueMappersTeam,we had almost a 3-hour deliberation involving knowledge sharing,Video presentations and local partnership MOU initiation. While planing on how to effectively reach out these guys with our mission of geographic data and disaster response,I thought,about the best ways to get at them,and on point ,were the following videos: 1)Mapthedifference 2018 2)Mapping for Good-Red cross 3)The map that saves Just barely,before,we could run through the videos,they were eager to ask for explanations. Thanks to our #Microgrant ,2018 devices,coz,we did not want to take chances,so we had to go with our newly purchased projector and Sound PA system.It was quite an interesting meeting as we seized the opportunity to share with the organization about our current microgrant project of mapping flood vulnerable communities and oil spill in Rivers State. On the other hand it was an opportunity to also share from the Nigerian Red Cross Rivers State,about their activities Thanks to #Chukwudubem Nzewi and Saviour Owuji for carrying out the task,I gave to them,to prepare slide presentations on: ##Critical Geospatial Data for Humanitarian Response and ##UnquemappersTeam Activities Thanks to Godslove Ishola,Blessing Oshoma,Edward Ojodomo,Emmanuella and Honesty,you guys were wonderful,without,you there will be no team and local community leadership.

lets keep the team with a unique action !!!

Comment from Edward OJ on 11 August 2018 at 15:42

Thanks so much for such a wonderful appreciation. The gestures you displayed yesterday which ranges from convincing the Red Cross management to know more about the UNIQUEMAPPER activities, the utilities and the proper feeding you provided for us in the cause of our meeting with Nigeria Red Cross yesterday, shows you have every passion to carry all of us, the UNIQUEMAPPER members along and to equally lead the UNIQUEMAPPER TEAM to a greater height. You are actually a good leader. Thanks!

Comment from Heather Leson on 14 August 2018 at 18:44

Thanks for this post! I work with the IFRC and would very much like to learn more about your work.

Feel free to contact me

Heather Leson heather.leson AT IFRC dot org.

Comment from Edward OJ on 26 August 2018 at 12:27

You are welcome any time

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