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Carter Draper

StaffSenior Manager, Program - West and Northern Africa Hub


Carter Draper is a native of Liberia; born and raised during Liberia’s civil crises. Based on his experiences from the civil wars as a child, he finds value in humanitarian work, open data, access to information, and the rule of law as key elements to building resilient communities.

He also believes that youth participation, development, and direct community engagement are vital elements in humanitarian preparedness and response.

Carter is an ICT4D changemaker who in the past nine years worked with innovative teams, communities, governments, private sectors, and development actors across various programs ranging from geospatial and participatory mapping, health emergencies, climate change, community and youth development, early warning and response, elections, peace-building, entrepreneurship, and open governance.

A former Country Director at iLab Liberia, Carter now works for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), supporting programs, and partnerships.

He’s a husband, a father, and a leader with a huge passion for using map data to save and improve the lives of the earth’s population!


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.

27 January, 2022

Reaching Inaccessible Communities Through Road Mapping for Sustainable Development

Since 2017, HOT has partnered with Facebook to build up and improve the data in OSM, particularly for countries in Southeast Asia where HOT has extensive experience in generating open geodata for humanitarian actions.

25 October, 2021

Supporting Coronavirus Response Through Mapping in Liberia (by iLab Liberia)

In May 2020, iLab Liberia was awarded a microgrant as part of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s (HOT) Rapid Response Microgrant: COVID-19 Program. Here’s iLab’s community blogpost detailing their project.

24 September, 2020

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