Overcoming barriers in farmer profiling in Northern Ghana: the tale of UCC YouthMappers

In the quest to develop a profile of selected local farmers in the three northern regions of Ghana, students from the YouthMappers chapter of the University of Cape Coast were engaged by the Africa RISING Project, managed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to employ open data platforms in this quest. This expedition began with an hour flight from the National Capital to Tamale which are quite on opposite sides of the country. The five-member team were excited to visit this part of the country since this was the first time most of us travelled to this part of the country. In the midst of this excitement, some members had some reservations due to the exaggerated stor

Mapping with Open-Source Software

My name is Eliud Flores, a student at Texas Tech University, and participant of the USAID Geocenter’s 2019 Spring Internship. I am a current Geography Major with a minor in Geographic Information Systems, and during the course of my education, I have been working on a pet project of mine, one that mainly centers around my hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. Before I immigrated to the United States, me and my hometown suffered at the hands of a major Hurricane called Alex. Ever since I became a Geography major, I have been using what I learned in each class to craft better maps and information that might be helpful in case of a future Hurricane. During the course of this internship, I have learned

Attending Geospatial World Forum 2019

My name is Rachel Kumwenda. I am a final year student at University of Malawi, Chancellor College, studying bachelor of science majoring Geology with a minor in Geography. My undergraduate research is applying GIS and Open Street Map in earthquake mitigation as a case study of the Karonga Area (North of Malawi and part of the East African Rift system). Through this research, I am analysing areas most prone to earthquakes and suggesting increased resilience. I am a member of Chanco Malawi Youthmappers Chapter. On 2-4 April I attended the Geospatial World Forum 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Geospatial World Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and

Rwanda Radiant Earth Foundation Geospatial training and workshop on Remote Sensing

From 23rd to 26th April 2019 Radiant Earth Foundation hosted an amazing Geospatial Workshop and training on Remote Sensing held in Kigali, Rwanda specifically in the Kigali Height building. The workshop was coordinated by Anna Mae Green, Community Engagement Associate, and Luisa Nakanuku–Diggs, Marketing & Communications associate at Radiant Earth Foundation. The workshop gathered YouthMappers, students from different universities in Kigali and other people engaged in Geospatial technology and open data. The event began with a public talk where on the panel were people from different organization interested in Geospatial technology including government representatives like Ministry of Agri

Be a good ancestor

It is the honor of my life to cross paths with so many inspiring young people from all over the world. Over the many years in which I've designed and put in place different kinds of fellowship programs, study exchanges, and peer collaborations, there has been something deep down that drives me to "pay it forward," as anyone who has ever heard me give a talk knows well. In my own youth, I was privileged to have others before me open up doors, build frameworks, propel my energy, and amplify my voice. I quickly found that the way to multiply this effect was to do the same for generations coming after me, and I have never regretted one moment of that focus. Honestly, I never intended to be able

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