Update from the field - Kyaka II Refugee Settlement Reconnaissance Trip

2018 YouthMappers Research Fellow, Ingrid Martha Kintu, along with her mentor Anthony Gidudu from Makerere University, Uganda was selected among 80 applicants to take part in the Research Fellowship Workshop held at the George Washington University and West Virginia University in June 2018. There, Ingrid was able to further her research on “Mapping For Community Resilience: A Case Study of Kyaka II Refugee Camp” through a series of lectures designed to strengthen her skills in using a variety of open source tools and platforms. The project's objective is to assess the adequacy of the education, health, water and sanitation facilities in Kyaka II refugee settlement. This will be accomplished

Mapping Our Community: Vassar College’s Hudson Valley Mappers’ Inaugural Event

On Wednesday, 14 November 2018, Vassar College students, local high school students, City of Poughkeepsie officials, and community members gathered to map empty tree pits in downtown Poughkeepsie. In one hour, six teams mapped 81 tree pits and lawns. They then reconvened at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory for a catered dinner and discussions on community mapping and the importance of urban trees. Adele Birkenes and Mariah Caballero, co-founders of Hudson Valley Mappers, give a behind-the-scenes look at their process of planning the chapter’s inaugural community mapping event. Adele: At the beginning of the fall semester, two members of the City of Poughkeepsie’s planning team gave my Envi

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