Jikka is the former Communications Associate at HOT-Philippines (2020-2021), aiding in the data-driven disaster risk management project PhilAWARE through publicity push, local community engagement, and creation of OSM training videos on the e-Learning platform handed over to stakeholders.
Before joining HOT, Jikka worked in the media industry, managing award-winning marketing communications campaigns for global brands such as Unilever and SC Johnson. She brings her experience in media and community engagement to HOT through her involvement in the Community Working Group (CWG). She assisted in the revision of the CWG’s Terms of Reference (TOR) in 2021, and has helped organize, document, and facilitate some of the working group’s events.
Jikka currently works in the private sector as a Marketing Manager (country lead) and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) for one of the world’s Big 4 commercial real estate advisory firms. She is also a volunteer at OpenStreetMap Philippines.
Why and How: Challenging Sexism and Misogyny in the Open Mapping Ecosystem
In honor of the 2021 International Women’s Day and Women History Month, the HOT Community Working Group (WG) organized two webinars: #ChooseToChallenge: Sexism and...
PDC PhilAWARE: Field Mapping Completion, the e-Learning Platform, and Map Presentation to Stakeholders
This month, the HOT Philippines team completed the required field work for the PhilAWARE project and is now presenting output maps to stakeholders. HOT is also working with PDC to prepare an e-Learning platform to remotely support stakeholder mapping initiatives.
January 2021: New Field Mapping Strategy, Data Validator Selection, OSMPH Meeting — HOT Philippines
In order to speed up the validation process for the PhilAWARE project, the HOT Philippines team is opening a validator selection process for local volunteers. OpenStreetMap Philippines also held our annual planning this month.
The PhilAWARE Project: A Year-End Report
This year, remote mapping for Quezon City and the Province of Pampanga were completed, and a new pilot area, Marikina City, was added. Furthermore, field data collection has progressed well in Pampanga despite the pandemic.
Philippines Celebrates International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction with Field Narratives
In celebration of IDDRR, HOT Philippines shares more of the fieldwork they are conducting in Pampanga — including coordinating with LGUs, training volunteers, and collecting field data.
Philippines Completes Remote Mapping and Validation for Pampanga
On September 21, 2020, the Philippine mapping team finished remote mapping and validation for the whole of Pampanga.
HOT Philippines as of August 2020
This August, HOT Philippines began training with LGU volunteers in Pampanga, celebrated #HOT10YRS, and sealed partnerships for September.
Philippines Continues to Hold OSM Training for Volunteers Online
Despite movement restrictions in the country, HOT Philippines is able to continue training volunteers by identifying their needs and shifting training efforts online.