Next month, the 2019 Leadership Fellows will convene at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa for a nine-day workshop. Twenty-two fellows were carefully selected as finalists because of their leadership potential, technical abilities in open mapping, and good communication skills.
The YouthMappers Leadership Initiative is a 6-month fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of YouthMappers chapters with plans for activities and innovative ideas to promote leadership in YouthMappers that address the themes of youth leadership, open mapping techniques, data visualization, science communication, inclusive community participation, capacity building, and/or international partnerships.
Together, they will take part in customized technical training sessions in open mapping techniques to help them enrich their home chapter activities, build their leadership potential, and network with other chapters. They will also receive professional development and have access to mentoring by international experts. Over the life of the program, the teams will have the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with the online community of YouthMappers fellows and with other teams from around the world!
2019 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows
Ataur Rahman Shaheen, Dhaka College
Fabio Neira Alzate, Universidad de Antioquia
Jasson Mora Mussio, Universidad de Costa Rica
Guy Pacome Yao Adingra, Université Felix Houphouet Boigny
Sabina Abuga, University of Cape Coast Gladys Adjei, University of Cape Coast Michael Batame, University of Ghana Prince Kwame Odame, University of Cape Coast
Candan Eylül Kilsedar, Politecnico di Milano
Laura Mugehal, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology
Ndapile Mkuwu, University of Malawi, Chancellor College
Shakti Prakash Joshi, Tribhuvan University
Karen Martinez, Universidad de Panama
Pierre Edwin Lee See Tiong, Far Eastern University
Esaie Dufitimana, Institut d' Enseignement Superieur de Ruhengeri Erneste Ntakobangize, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda
Tristan Payne, University of Pretoria
Bridget Nankunda, Makerere University Michael Ssebaggala, Makerere University
United States of America
Johanna Belanger, The George Washington University
Emily Glaeser, Texas Tech University Rachel Levy, New York University