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2020 Microgrant

Since the community’s creation in 2016, OSM Sierra Leone has worked to create university mapping chapters, partner with the Red Cross and other organizations, to increase the quality of maps across the country. The community is seeking to expand its impact, training more individuals and increasing the diversity of their community, particularly with female mappers.

In a country that suffers from floods and even epidemics – the Ebola outbreak in 2014 devastated the country – putting places and people on the map means communities can demand the humanitarian and development assistance they need to thrive. OSM Sierra Leone has even been using mapping to fight female genital mutilation in the country, holding mapathons with the Red Cross to map at-risk areas.

Asian University for Women: Mapping Arsenic Contamination

Community-Led

Bangladesh

COMPLETED

OSM Bangladesh: Map Your City

Community-Led

Bangladesh

COMPLETED

OSM Benin: Mapping for Lassa Fever

Community-Led

Benin

COMPLETED

OSM Colombia: mitigating rural landslides

Community-Led

Colombia

COMPLETED

Universidad de Antioquia: Mapping Coastal Wetlands to understand Flooding

Community-Led

Colombia

COMPLETED

YMCA Gambia: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Gambia

COMPLETED

OSM Guinea: Mapping Health Services

Community-Led

Guinea

COMPLETED

Potential 3.0: Disaster Preparedness in Haiti

Community-Led

Haiti

COMPLETED

OSM Liberia: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Liberia

COMPLETED

OSM Mali: Developing the Community

Community-Led

Mali

COMPLETED

OSM Niger: Developing the Community

Community-Led

Niger

COMPLETED

YouthMappers Nigeria: Gender Equality in the Mapping Community

Community-Led

Nigeria

ACTIVE

OSM Sri Lanka: Disaster Risk Reduction

Community-Led

Sri Lanka

COMPLETED

GAL School Peru: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Peru

COMPLETED

Crowd2Map Tanzania

Community-Led

Tanzania

COMPLETED

OSM Zambia: WASH Mapping

Community-Led

Zambia

COMPLETED

GeoChicas: Mapping the Gendered Effects of Disasters

Community-Led

Mexico

ACTIVE

MapaNica - Mapping Public Transportation in Nicaragua

Community-Led

Nicaragua

ACTIVE

OSM Sierra Leone: Strengthening and expanding their community of mappers

Community-Led

Sierra Leone

ACTIVE

OSM South Sudan: Building an inclusive mapping community

Community-Led

South Sudan

ACTIVE

GAL School Peru: Creating geospatial data to improve well-being of women and children

Community-Led

Peru

ACTIVE

Practical Action in Bolivia: Mapping to support ongoing response to the Bolivian wildfires

Community-Led

Bolivia

ACTIVE

Mental Health aWHEREness Philippines: Reducing stigma and increasing access to mental health services

Community-Led

Philippines

ACTIVE