We are very excited to announce the YouthMappers Regional Ambassadors. During their one year appointment, the 14 selected ambassadors will contribute directly to the growth of the YouthMappers network through local outreach by recruiting highly motivated students to organize, create, and formally establish university-based YouthMappers chapters.
This cohort of regional ambassadors includes former fellows and mentors who have been or currently are student officers within their YouthMappers chapters and understand the needs of students interested in creating and using open geospatial data to directly address locally defined development challenges. In addition to facilitating the creation of new chapters, Regional Ambassadors will provide local support through in-person, technical training to ensure data quality. As regional leads on local communications related to chapter activities, the ambassadors will have the unique opportunity and responsibility to elevate students’ voices and contributions to open mapping for enhancing community resilience.
Through this initiatives, YouthMappers seeks to continue efforts to offer meaningful global learning experiences, build a socially engaged citizenry, and foster youth leadership. Keep an eye out for their guest blogs posts, tweets, and vlogs!
2019-2020 YouthMappers Regional Ambassadors
Ataur Rahman Shaheen, Bangladesh ● Bruce Pratama, Indonesia
Chomba Chishala, Zambia ● Dennis Aibuedefe Irorere, Nigeria
Ingrid Martha Kintu, Uganda ● Karen Martinez, Panama
Laura Mugeha, Kenya ● Maliha Binte Mohiuddin, Bangladesh
Maria Fernanda Peña Valencia, Colombia ● Natália da Silveira Arruda, Brazil
Prince Kwame Odame, Ghana ● Saurav Gautam, Nepal
Stella Maris Nakacwa, Uganda ● Yusuf Suleiman, Nigeria