Benjamin Dills is HOT’s Communications Associate and focuses on HOT’s news updates, social media, and newsletter. He first came to HOT as a mapper in 2019 and became an editorial volunteer in early 2020.
He was formerly the Digital Editor and Program Assistant for the Wilson Center’s Global Risk and Resilience Program, where his work focused on digital communications and event convening on the intersection of environmental change, natural resources, human security, and peacebuilding.
Benjamin has an MA in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. He is a founding member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. You can connect with him on Twitter or OpenStreetMap at @Climate_Ben.
How does pollution stall productivity? Studying Monrovia's Duala Market
The World Bank, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and iLab Liberia partnered to assess how pollution and lack of infrastructure was impeding the productivity of the Duala Market, Monrovia's largest wholesale market.
HOT Microgrants 2019: The Highlights
In 2019, HOT provided Microgrants to eight local, regional, and national organizations around the world. Here are some highlights of their work.
HOT Supporting the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project to Protect Communities from Flooding
Flooding has plagued the Ghanaian capital of Accra for years, so HOT worked with Mobile Web Ghana and OpenStreetMap Ghana to develop data on local buildings, drainage, and infrastructure that communities and municipal authorities could use to make vulnerable neighborhoods more resilient.
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