By Herry Kasunga We recently shared news of the training of 59 Digital Champions in Butiama District, Tanzania. In total in June, we managed to train 151 new Digital Champions, made up of both male and female local volunteers who are fighting FGM and GBV. This training was made possible with support from UNFPA Tanzania. … Continue reading 151 Digital Champions now trained to report FGM and GBV in their communities
In June, Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania and Masanga Center recruited 59 Digital champions in Butiama District, Tanzania. Each village has one Digital Champion who will educate girls and women in their communities about the impact of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Herry Kasunga talks about the Water Source mapping project that he has been coordinating with the Hope for Girls and Women digital champions.
By Janet CHAPMAN – Project Leader On December 22nd 2022 we talked at State of the Map Nigeria about the journey of the Crowd2map project since it’s origins severn years ago, highlighting the successes as well as challenges the project and its mappers have faced. You can find a link to the slides here and … Continue reading State of the Map Nigeria
How mapping can help progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals Goal 1 – No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere What Crowd2Map is doing: We are mapping basic services including education, water points, sanitation, and electricity We work with rural communities to map underrepresented villages. See our Missing Villages Project We are mapping … Continue reading Mapping and the SDG’s
It was wonderful, if slightly overwhelming and sometimes surreal to finally meet so many fellow mappers again at SOTM Firenze last week, as well as so many new friends that I’d only interacted with online. This was my 4th in person event and it reinforced not only how much Crowd2Map has grown since Brussels 2016 but also how the … Continue reading Reflections on our 4th State of the Map Firenze
We partner with all organisations that share our aims. We have helped set up many Youthmapper groups in Tanzania and run monthly mapathons with them and their ambassadors such as Erick Tamba Mnyali. We also run our internship program with them and HOTOSM. We also work closely with Open Map Development Tanzania with whom we … Continue reading Our Partnerships
Agriculture is the backbone of the rural economy in Tanzania and the families of girls at risk of FGM and GBV are farmers. Although in theory there are networks of agriculture extension officers to help them, often in practice they are too far away to be of any use. Therefore, we were very pleased to … Continue reading Detecting pests in Maize and Cassava with the PlantNuru app
In 2020 we were awarded the Geospatial World Excellence Award for Crowdsourcing. Geospatial World Awards are internationally-acclaimed private awards recognising individuals and organisations behind remarkable innovations and ideas in the global geospatial industry. Geospatial World Excellence Awards recognizes exemplary practices in various user segments across the globe. In 2019 we were awarded $9,000 from HOTOSM for the WomenConnect project, … Continue reading Events & Awards
Crowd2Map Tanzania has been mapping rural Tanzania into OpenStreetMap since October 2015. We have trained over 17,000 remote mappers from all over the world to map from satellite images and over 3000 field mappers to add their local knowledge to these base maps, mostly using the free smartphone app Organic Maps. We have also set up Youthmapper chapters in 16 … Continue reading About Us