Mapping villages, roads and buildings in rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGM
Application deadline 11 months ago: Monday 7 Feb 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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Much of rural Tanzania is extremely poorly mapped, hampering navigation, community development and meaning that activists and the police cannot quickly find and rescue girls at risk of FGM. Volunteers will be helping rectify this by tracing roads and buildings from satellite images into OpenStreetMap. Training and feedback given via our Slack channel.
The online volunteers will liaise with volunteers in Tanzania and worldwide and add data to openstreetmap, buildings. This will allow better delivery and monitoring of services, and improved navigation and visibility. We are currently concentrating on areas where girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation. This is a flexible, ongoing project which can be done at any time to fit in with volunteers schedules
You need good IT skills, some understanding and interest in maps, and a reliable internet connection. You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer.