Online mapping of villages, roads and buildings in rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGM

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Much of rural Tanzania is extremely poorly mapped, hampering navigation and community development. Improvements made to digital, online maps of Tanzania speed up rescues of girls at risk of FGM. Mapping volunteers help by tracing roads and buildings from satellite images into OpenStreetMap. Training and feedback given via our Slack channel. A Certificate is issued after volunteers' fulfill the required mapping duties. Volunteers contribute to the team's efforts and learn useful skills.

The online mapping 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 are 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.

Familiarity with digital technology is important; an interest in or basic understanding of maps is useful; a reliable internet connection is vital, and access to a notebook or desktop computer is beneficial as mobile phone screens may not be detailed enough.

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