For the first time, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is running a microgrants scheme, and we are one of the 10 awarded projects!

Crowd2Map Tanzania is going to receive $5,000, which will enable us to buy phones and train local Community Change Agents in rural Tanzania. Community Change Agents will be able to organize mapping in their local regions. This will help us gather knowledge which would otherwise not be possible – locals will name villages, enter points of interest and otherwise support our efforts to build comprehensive maps of rural Tanzania on OpenStreetMap.

We hope that this program is going to allow us to further fight FGM, address issues related to land rights, microfinance, and youth entrepreneurship, and map as many as 346 villages.

Many thanks to HOT & their generous sponsors for this opportunity. Read this post to know more about the other grantees!