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Risham Habib

StaffCommunications and Engagement Associate - Asia Pacific


Risham has a multidisciplinary background in Sociology, International Development, and Communications. She is passionate about communications for development and has worked for various international organizations including the United Nations and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Risham’s interests are encapsulated by her work in the areas of gender, environment, sustainable development, education, and human rights. She also has experience working with local NGOs, development partners, and civil society in Pakistan and Canada. She has previously worked at HOT as part of the Global Communications team and now works as the Communications and Engagement Associate for the Asia Pacific Hub. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Queen’s University in Canada. She is also a Chevening Alumni with a Masters’s degree in Brands, Communications, and Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London.


The AP Hub hosts Regional Dialogue on OpenStreetMap & Anticipatory Action at Anticipation Hub's 7th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

The Regional Anticipatory Action Dialogue offers a platform for humanitarian organizations, local governments, national and regional NGOs, and all various anticipatory actors to share their perspective on disaster management and anticipatory action.

18 May, 2023

An Approach for Improving OpenStreetMap Data Quality in Asia-Pacific

Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific (AP Hub) aims to support OpenStreetMap (OSM) and open mapping initiatives in the region as part of our efforts to advance this movement. AP Hub also offers a method for enhancing the quality of data on OpenStreetMap when data quality review is a regular task.

29 December, 2022

OSM Hackfest 2023 - Call for Partnerships

Over the past two years, Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific (OMH-AP) has been working on it’s vision to create a sustainable OpenStreetMap (OSM) ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region. And for this reason, we are planning the OSM Hackfest as a regional level event in 2023. We need your support in order to do this and we are seeking partnerships for organizing the first ever Asia Pacific OSM regional Hackfest.

17 November, 2022

Open Cities Africa: Bamako - Cartographie communautaire pour un Bamako résilient

Le projet Open Cities Africa, " Cartographie communautaire pour un Bamako résilient ", initié en 2020, s'est achevé en mai 2022. L'objectif de ce projet financé par la Banque mondiale consistait à mettre en évidence le besoin d'infrastructures d'information pour développer et renforcer la résilience urbaine à Bamako, au Mali.

28 June, 2022

Open Cities Africa: Bamako - Community Mapping for a Resilient Bamako

With ‘Community Mapping for a Resilient Bamako’, HOT was able to contribute to data sharing, raise awareness of flooding, and build the capacity of the community for the collection and use of flood risk data.

24 June, 2022

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