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David Luswata

StaffVoting MemberPrograms Manager


David leads HOT’s mapping work in Liberia and Botswana. In Liberia, as Country Manager, he has led the Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency project with field mapping activities in Zwedru, Ganta and Gbarnga cities and technical GIS trainings in the same cities and Monrovia. In Botswana, he leads OpenStreetMap field data collection for the National Malaria Program. He has supported other HOT projects in Uganda and Tanzania. In his work, he leads trainings, develops and documents work flows and builds capacity of staff and local stakeholders. Prior to his work with HOT, he led the West Africa Mapping Project with American Red Cross mapping in the border regions of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and worked with the Division of GIS at Uganda Bureau of Statistics. David is passionate about building mapping communities/teams that can continue putting their communities on the map, creating Open Data for resilience and development.


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.

9 July, 2020

Tackling Coastal Flooding in Monrovia Slums: Understanding through partnerships, one community at a time

In the informal settlements of Liberia’s largest city, Open Cities Africa is introducing a dynamic open data workflow to support urban planning and protect...

18 December, 2018

My Experience as a Student Mapper: Open Cities Accra

Open Cities Accra has conducted detailed mapping in Alogboshie community and its environs to improve resilience to natural disasters, especially flooding. Alogboshie, a suburb...

16 December, 2018

GIS Training for LEGIT stakeholders in Liberia

2017 was a busy year in Liberia, being crowned up with the first peaceful and democratic transition of power in 47 years, and football...

16 February, 2018

LEGIT Completes Field Mapping in Three Cities in Liberia

As part of the Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (or LEGIT) project, funded by USAID, HOT and DAI teamed up to map...

7 August, 2017

LEGIT Kicks off Field Mapping with Training in Monrovia

In collaboration withDAI, HOT is currently working in Liberia to help put communities on the map. As part of the Liberia Local Empowerment for...

25 May, 2017

Mapping for government inclusion and service delivery in Liberia

Liberia is the oldest Republic on the African continent and one of those that have gone through tough times across the continent including the...

13 March, 2017