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Introducing the 2020 YouthMappers Research Fellowship Teams


STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM NINE YOUTHMAPPERS CHAPTERS SELECTED TO SERVE AS RESEARCH FELLOW AND MENTOR TEAMS TO FILL DATA GAPS IN THE WORLD’S OPEN MAP.

Nine students and their faculty advisors from universities with official YouthMappers chapters in good-standing have been selected as 2020 Research Fellowship teams to participate in a research symposium hosted by the Geography Department at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The fellows were chosen on the basis of the student’s long-term potential to contribute to their research topic, the merit of the research to advance understanding on resilience of vulnerable populations, and the innovative creation and use of OSM data in the proposed study.

During the ten-day research symposium, fellow-mentor teams will receive capacity training in open mapping techniques and data analysis, professional development, have access to mentoring by international experts and engage in community building with the other research fellowship teams. Research proposal topics relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and highlight how open geospatial data can help address global challenges.

Congratulations to the second cohort of YouthMappers Research Fellows and Mentors!

Colombia

University of Antioquia, GeoLab UdeA

Yessica De los Ríos Olarte, Fellow / Dr. Juan Felipe Blanco Libreros, Mentor

COASTMAP CONNECTIVITY: Humanitarian mapping for analyzing coastal resilience through connectivity among urban, peri-urban, and rural communities in the Uraba Gulf (Antioquia, Colombia).

Ghana

University of Cape Coast, UCC YouthMappers Chapter

Kanjin Kingsley, Fellow / Dr. Quaicoe Julia, Mentor

Accessibility to potable water and its implications on the livelihoods of the people of Sibi, Ghana.

University of Mines and Technology, UMaT YouthMappers

Eshun Chris, Fellow / Dr. Naa Dedei Tagoe, Mentor

Creating a Flood Resilience Community in Flood-Prone Areas in Tarkwa, Ghana.

Italy

Politecnico di Milano, PoliMappers

Sun Yaru, Fellow / Dr. Maria Antonia Brovelli, Mentor

Cross-continental YouthMapping for deforestation in Amazonas region.

Nepal

Tribhuwan University, Geomatics Engineering Student Association Nepal (GESAN)

Shraddha Sharma, Fellow / Saurav Gautam, Mentor

Study of the role of Geospatial technology in the development of a community: A case study for the Chepang community.

Nigeria

Federal University of Technology - Akure, YouthMappers FUTA

Emmanuel Jolaiya, Fellow / Dr. Olabanji Aladejana, Mentor

Leveraging crowd-sourced open data and geospatial technology for proper solid waste management: a key to achieving the global goals.

Senegal

Gaston Berger University, YouthMappers UGB

Ibrahima Sory Diallo, Fellow / Dr. Mamadou Adama Sarr, Mentor

Geospatial capacity building for science students in final year of high school.

Uganda

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, GeoYouthMappers

Henry Sseruwagi, Fellow / Dr. Lydia Mazzi Kayondo, Mentor

Mapping for community resilience towards poor solid waste management: A case study of Bwaise, Kalerwe, and Mulando Slums.

Zambia

University of Zambia, YouthMappers UNZA

Charles Chilufya, Fellow / Gertrude Namitala, Mentor

Using OpenStreet map to Map and show the impact of poverty on education in rural area of Kasama District Northern Zambia.

To learn more about the YouthMappers Research Fellowship program, visit the main program page.

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