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Sophie Lafayette

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Mapping Drainage in Dar es Salaam

Every year during the rainy season, the largest city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, suffers from devastating floods that wipe out roads, destroy houses, and result in deaths, sickness, and millions of dollars worth of damages. By helping communities to map their wards, the Ramani Huria project is able to support disaster prevention and response to areas that were previously off the map, literally. One key element of these maps is drainage systems. We have dedicated mappers working to ensure these, as well as wetland zones and flood-prone areas, are included accurately in our maps.

19 November, 2015

Community mapping has long lasting impact in Tandale, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

The ward of Tandale was one of the first wards in Dar es Salaam to benefit from community mapping and be comprehensively mapped on OpenStreetMap. Ramani Huria recently spoke to Ward Executive Officer for Tandale Mr. Osiligi Lossai about how they are using the data and maps provided to the ward following the completion of mapping.

23 September, 2015

Community Mapping can greatly contribute to the development of Dar es Salaam

Mr. Monday Anthony, a 66 year old community member of Mchikichini ward in Ilala District who participated in Community Mapping for Flood Resilience, talked to Mr. Steven Bukulu a Mapping Supervisor and Media Specialist of Ramani Huria about the main reasons for floods occurring in many areas in Dar es Salaam, in particular Mchikichini.

18 August, 2015

Ramani Huria community mapping showcased to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete

La quatrième conférence annuelle nationale Tanzanienne des sciences, des technologies et de l'innovation s'est déroulée à Dar es Salaam du 17 au 19 juin 2015. La conférence a permis une présentation de la cartographie communautaire Ramani Huria de Dar es Salaam au President de la république de Tanzanie, Jakaya Kikwete.

9 August, 2015

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