Unwavering Passion Towards YouthMappers Network
Updated: Jan 4
I am Maliha Binte Mohiuddin and I am a YouthMappers Regional Ambassador. Starting the work as a regional ambassador, I have already organized trainings in two universities in Bangladesh and at two universities in Japan. The success of the training is creating an enthusiastic bridge among the students and teachers about the YouthMappers network.
In Daffodil International University, Dhaka, the YouthMappers activities have been promoted through posters around the campus, giving presentations to faculty members and students before the training on the university premises. The established communication has helped me to find out the interested students for the training and I am so grateful to the faculty members who have supported me for disseminating the YouthMappers activities. At the State University of Bangladesh, the vice-chancellor attended the training and he encouraged the students to participate in the training and encouraged the students to share the activities with other interested students.
Firstly, I visited Japan to give trainings in two universities. I had meetings with faculty members from different departments in Okayama University of Science who wanted to know more about the YouthMappers network. They have welcomed YouthMappers at their campus enthusiastically and they have also encouraged the students to be the part of this consortium through training. Then again I have visited Keio University Fujisawa campus and then where I have given the training to the Japanese as well as international students. During the training, the students have learned how to do mapping by using JOSM, idEditor, field paper, Kobo toolbox, mapiliary, and many other mapping tools.
Then I have represented my paper on "Elevating the Skills of Youth Through the Humanitarian Remote Mapping with the Thrive of YouthMappers Network", as one of the keynote speakers at the 3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Disaster Management, held in Japan on 24-25 October. Then Then I have represented YouthMappers as the delegate from Bangladesh in 2019 Prosper.Net Leadership Program with fellowship on "Engineering Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Towards Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific" organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).
As the part of this fellowship, I have submitted my article on "The lens of Education Sustainable Goals through The Enlightenment of YouthMappers Network". The whole article is admired by the researchers of UNU and they will soon publish it on the UNU website. My interview "Through the eyes of a young mapper" with the daily star has published on 8 November 2019 describes my whole journey with YouthMappers since 2016. Enjoy some of the thoughts about YouthMappers from the students. Let’s spread the inspirational movement of youthMappers network around the world through mapping.
Maliha Binte Mohiuddin is a YouthMappers Regional Ambassador and 2017 Leadership Fellow. She has also selected as one of the few 2020 YouthLead Ambassadors globally among 600 applications from more than 80 countries. She has represented YouthMappers to the 2019 Prosper.Net Leadership Program on "Engineering Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management towards Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific” organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). Maliha recently presented her paper, Elevating the Skills of Youth Through the Humanitarian Remote Mapping with the Thrive of YouthMappers Network, as one of the keynote speakers at the 3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Disaster Management, held in Japan.She recently completed her Master’s thesis “Disaster Risk Perception and Preparedness of the Residents in the Chattogram City of Bangladesh at the University of Dhaka. Previously, she has facilitated YouthMappers on the SOTM Asia in 2017 and represented YouthMappers in the National NGO Programme on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL) and Building Better Response (BBR) workshop organized by Concern Worldwide, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and International Medical Corps in 2018.