- Astou Nathalie Sidibe, OSM Mali, Mali
- Fatiman Alher, OSM Niger
- Rita Soma, OSM Burkina Fasso
- Vivien Deparday, World Bank
- Racky Ly, OSM CI
- Kone Maimouna
Friday November 22, 14:00 – 15:30, Room 4
The topic of Women in Mapping and Technology was first raised at the inaugural State of the Map Africa conference in Kampala in 2017, a session which generated a lot of conversations within the OpenStreetMap community about how it can welcome more women to engage in its efforts. OpenStreetMap communities across Africa are creating open and collaborative maps that support everything from urban planning to emergency response. Including women’s voices and participation in these efforts is crucial to creating maps that accurately represent local populations. This session will feature panelists who have championed women’s involvement in OSM, who will share insights, reflections and lessons learned on how the community is doing and efforts it can take to support further progress. Join a panel discussion with passionate openstreet mappers on the engagement of women in mapping and how this benefitting all.