- Olaf Veerman, Development Seed
- Tyler Radford, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- Vivien Deparday, Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR), World Bank
Date: Monday, May 14, 14:00 – 16:00
Rapid urban growth greatly increases a population’s susceptibilities to natural disasters and climate change. As a way to manage growth to withstand these challenges, it’s imperative governments, decisionmakers and first responders have access to up-to-date geographic urban data to better prepare pre & post-disaster and inform how they build and maintain resilient cities. This process requires innovative, open, and dynamic data collection and mapping processes that support the management of urban growth and disaster risk.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) at the World Bank, and Development Seed will host a session on the ways OpenStreetMap can be used in risk and resilience contexts. We’ll provide a hands-on introduction to OpenStreetMap and its community, share practical applications of how projects like Open Cities Africa use its data to improve urban planning for resilience, and will conclude the session with a mapathon, open to all skill levels – from new to seasoned mappers – to jump in and improve the map.