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My Experience Participating In the Open Cities Accra Project (Mapper)

My name is Chris Eshun, a third-year Geomatic Engineering student at the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana. I am the Training Coordinator for UMaT YouthMappers Chapter, a member of OpenStreetMap Ghana and the current President of the Geomatic Engineering Students Association. The Open Cities Africa (Accra) project is a project that seeks to make Alogboshie and its environs resilient to natural disasters, especially flooding. The project also involves the remote mapping of Nima, Akweteyman, and Alajo which are Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Ghana Code Club trains girls in Mobile App Development

Ghana Code Club set out to train 100 girls in mobile app development in a 2-day training program as part of the e-skills for girls program. The training was done in collaboration with Mobile Web Ghana, Leti Arts, ColorCoded and The Exploratory.   The first session of the training came off on Friday when fifty girls were introduced to android app development. On the first day of the training, the girls were taught how to Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Open Cities Africa Second Regional Meeting and FOSS4G Conference

After the Training and Kick-Off Event for the Open Cities Africa cohorts in Kampala, Uganda, all the city teams have started working on their individual projects. The aim of the entire project is to make 11 cities in sub-Saharan Africa resilient to natural disasters especially flooding. In Kampala, the teams were taken through a 5-day training program in using ID Editor, JOSM and different mobile phone applications to contribute to the OpenStreetMap platform and collect Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Open Cities Accra project- Training Sessions

The Open Cities Accra project is a World Bank sponsored project that seeks to make Alogboshie and its environs resilient to natural disasters like flooding, through the creation and curation of geospatial data, community engagement and engaging government agencies and other organizations. The project is being implemented in Ghana by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Mobile Web Ghana, and OSM Ghana. As part of the project, we have engaged members of staff of some government Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Ghana Open Data Portal Development – Stakeholders’ Dialogue

On Monday, the 30th of July, 2018, Mobile Web Ghana invited stakeholders of the Open Data ecosystem in Ghana to dialogue on the development of the Ghana Open Data Portal. Mobile Web Ghana and  SBC4D have been contracted by the government of Ghana to develop the Ghana Open Data Portal. This is what necessitated the dialogue with the stakeholders. Ghana is rebooting its open data project, and the purpose of the meet-up was for all Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Africa Open Cities Kick Off and Training Event

The African Open Cities is a project that seeks to make selected cities in Africa resilient to natural disaster and the impacts of climate change. The project is being carried out in 11 cities in 10 sub-Saharan African countries to engage local government, civil society and the private sector to develop the information infrastructures necessary to meet 21st-century urban resilience challenges.   As such, the World Bank team organized a one-week workshop for all stakeholders Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago