Gertrude Namitala (Trudy Hope) is the senior developer and founder of Trudigital Technologies Ltd an ICT and GIS company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the co-founder of OpenStreetMap Zambia and Open Data Zambia, organisations that are promoting the use and adaption of open data and open data tools among organisations in Zambia. She is also the the chairperson for AWEaP (African Women in Energy and Power) in Uganda an organisation designed to accelerate African women entrepreneurs’ participation in the power and energy sector. She is among the investment advisors for Wecreate a USAID funded organisation in the energy and WASH sectors. She is a data enthusiast who contributes to OpenStreetMap, advocates for the use of open data around Africa and has supported different communities in Africa to start OSM chapters and strongly supports and promotes Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOTOSM) among the communities and different stakeholders.
Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping
The Humanitarian Mapping Community Working Group organized the webinar “Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping” to examine the influence of colonialism on how the...
Growing OSM Zambia through the Nethope Device Challenge Grant
Guest blog: Trudy Hope, OSM Zambia lead
WHY WOMEN IN MAPPING MATTERS - Mapping for women and girls
The 2017 International Women’s Day celebrations will be held under the theme "Be Bold for Change". It is against this background that every woman...
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