- Arsène Adou Institut Pierre Richet, Bouaké / Institut de Géographie Tropicale, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
- Nicolas Chavent, OpenStreetMap / geOrchestra / UNSDIT / HOT US Inc / Projet EOF / LLG
- Severin Menard, OpenStreetMap / Projet EOF / LLG
- Stephen Mawutor, Ghana Youth Internet Governance Forum
- Jan Dams, Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) – GEMS
Wednesday November 20, 11:00- 12:30, Room 4
This technical session will feature the open science approach mobilized for “COHESION” (COnstructions Socio-territoriales des INégalités), a health geography research project applied to the malaria risk in Bouaké (Ivory Coast), funded by French Agence Nationale pour la Recherche. Run by Institut de recherche pour le Développement (IRD MIVEGEC et ESPACE-DEV), Les Libres Géographes (LLG), Clark University, Institut Pierre Richet, Centre de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre d’Entomologie Médicale et Vétérinaire and OpenStreetMap (OSM) members, the objectives of COHESION are three-fold:
– Describe past and current urbanization to establish how it can be at the roots of an uneven expression of health facts.
– Determine the risk profiles of the populations in select territories and surveyed at household level to characterize how the exposition to malaria of population differ according to places and time.
– Depict the socio-spatial construction of the select surveyed territories within a public health perspective to propose a health territorial diagnosis.
The project uses high resolution satellite/drone imagery, OSM tools and techniques to build the required baseline data to host via a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). This will allow for a wider sharing of geographical information, tools and methodologies in terms of learning processes (training), appropriation dynamics (open science lab) and valorisation (urban observatory and urban health platform available for all actors). For field data collection, Cohesion relies on ODK tools and specifically on customized KoBoToolbox (KBT) forms.
Nicolas Chavent Geographer, geomatician, member of the OpenStreetMap project and geOrchestra, active in the fields of research, education, development aid and humanitarian action, creator of the United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure for Transport (UNSDIT), the American NGO Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT US Inc), the French associations Projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone (Projet EOF), Les Libres Géographes (LLG), has been continuously working since 2008 to support the affirmation of OpenStreetMap communities, open data and open source software in Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa.
Severin Menard Géographe, préhistorien et géomaticien, actif dans OSM depuis 2010, co-fondateur des associations Projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone (Projet EOF) et Les Libres Géographes (LLG). Travaille depuis 2011 dans les pays du Sud (Afrique sub-saharienne, Haïti, Brésil) sur l’affirmation de communautés OpenStreetMap, la promotion et la formation au logiciel libre et à la donnée ouverte (en particulier OSM, SIG, webmapping et Infrastructures de Données Spatiales), la mise en œuvre de projets utilisant ces techniques dans le respect de la gouvernance du projet OSM.
Stephen Mawutor A trained and experienced Telecommunications Engineer coupled with good understanding of Information Communication Technology (ICT), involved with the development and implementation of several tech related projects. Mawutor is an entrepreneur and founder of Stevdok; a startup providing location based solutions and open source solutions. Mawutor is an active member and leader of Linux Accra Users Group. He is an avid Free and Open Source Software advocate and trainer, leading over 7 years of Software Freedom Day celebrations in Ghana. This is a path and work he has chosen because aside it being fulfilling, it enables him to work with others, learn from them, as well as share knowledge and transfer skills that he has acquired over the years. He has also lead participatory and disaster risk mapping using OpenStreetMap such Open Cities Africa and coordinator for the Ghana Youth Internet Governance Forum.
Jan Dams With a background in international law and economics, he started at the World Bank in 2010 as a member of the GFDRR team, initially working on Disaster Risk Management policies, Urban development and ICT projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. As Data Officer in the Strategy, Risks, and Results division, he built his monitoring and evaluation skills, and focused more on data and operational risk assessments across the WB lending and knowledge portfolio. Jan joined the Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) – GEMS Team 18 months ago, where he has helped the team train over 1,200 people in 20 countries across Africa, bringing the use of free and open source tools into government practice.