Namitala (Trudy Hope) is a data enthusiastic who contributes to OpenStreetMap, advocates for the use of opendata and software developer. She studied Bachelor of science in Information Technology started her own IT firm and started OSM Zambia community. She is part of the OSM Africa community and supports humanitarian data. In March 2016 she developed the first community mapped in Zambia involving women as a way of supporting water sanitation and hygiene. She has trained community members, government officials and students on how to contribute to OSM and the use of opendata.Together with the decentralization for development program supported by German development cooperation (GIZ) they piloted the use of OSM as a tool to be used by councils for integrated development planning. She supports women organizations encouraging the use of OSM to address SDG5. She supports baseline mapping and surveys in the field of basic sanitation and hygiene. She believes all software developed should be opensource.
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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