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YMCA Gambia: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Gambia

Mapping social services and flood risk areas in The Gambia

After 22 years of imposed governmental internet restrictions, YMCA Gambia are leading the way in open data in The Gambia by training a growing community of young people to map social services such as hospitals, street names, water points, and key community assets.

The Gambia is very vulnerable to flooding, with heavy bi-annual rains and a flat topography. To abate this ongoing risk, YMCA Gambia are creating base maps to help inform future flood disaster relief plans and response.