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OSM Mapping for Refugees - A Case of Dzaleka Camp, Malawi
Mapping out the amenities at Dzaleka refugee camp to provide a visual of the provision of basic needs.
budget (USD)$4992
location(s)Lilongwe and Blantyre Malawi, with efforts in Dowa, Malawi.

Your project

This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your project. In this section we'd like to hear about your community, which local challenge your project addresses, what you plan to do and how, your sustainability plan, and how you plan to share your stories.

Describe the local challenge your project is addressing

In this section please describe in detail the challenge that your project addresses. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Dzaleka refugee camp is the largest camp in Malawi, located 50km just outside the capital city, Lilongwe. It was established in 1994 by UNHCR in response to a surge of forcibly displaced people fleeing genocide, violence, and wars in Burundi, Rwanda, and the D.R. Congo. It was meant to house 10,000 people but has reached its maximum absorption and now has 43,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers. This increase means that the resources in the camp barely cater to the needs of the already vulnerable population.

The project aims at generating geospatial data using OpenStreetMap and other geospatial technologies. The data generated will show the provision of basic needs at the refugee camp. We aim at mapping out the centers or areas within or around the refugee camp that allow the refugees to have access to the different basic needs, which include: education, health care, water/sanitation, and housing. There are schools within the camp that cater to the educational needs of the refugees. The growing refugee population leads to a growing demand for educational services. Mapping out the different education centers together with their relevant statistics will allow us and any interested party to get a picture of the extent to which people living in the camp have access to education.

There are several health centers within the hosting community that provide health care services to the refugees at the camp. Our project aims at putting these centers on the map together with the necessary statistics if available. Dzaleka currently has a total of 43 boreholes that act as the main water source for over 43,000 people. We plan to map out the exact locations of these boreholes. We believe that this information will be of great use in activities that aim at increasing access to water at the camp. The refugee population grows year after year. The project aims at mapping out the available housing facilities at the campsite. We aim at mapping out the provision on different basic needs to assess the extent to which the refugees living at the campsite have access to basic human needs and give a clear picture of their livelihoods.

Describe your project

In this section, please provide specific details about your mapping objectives. This should include: how you will contribute to help solve the local challenge you are addressing, what you aim to achieve with funding, what volume of mapping you plan to complete and how, and the number individuals are you aiming to include in mapping activities. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.
One of our mapping objectives is to provide a well detailed map that will serve as a source of information regarding the provision of basic needs at Dzaleka Refugee Camp. This will include the mapping out of amenities such as: education centres, health care provision centres, buildings/shelters, and water sources. The refugee camp sits on 201 hectares of land and therefore, to achieve the completion of the mapping of the necessary amenities, the community within the refugee camp will be involved in ParticipatoryGIS and the mapping out of amenities using OpenStreetMap. Women and university students are the target group in the community. The selected members of the community will go through training on how to map using OSM and other open source platforms such as QGIS. Project leaders will then host mapathons to enable collaboration with other mapping communities outside the camp in order to ensure the compilation of the mapping activities.

Another goal objective is to create an OSM community at the camp. The project will engage 15 university students that will make up the OSM community at the camp. As already stated, these individuals will go through necessary training. The projeçt also aims at developing a network between the refugee camp OSM community and local YouthMappers chapters. Malawi currently has two local YouthMappers chapters. In addition to that, we plan on strengthening the MalawiOSM community through: recruiting 15 new members into the Malawi OSM community,  as well as offering mapping and validation training. These efforts will lead to collaboration between the groups, through mapathons, as well as having the mapping work shared among different groups and thus allowing the completion of the mapping of this refugee camp.

The project will undergo several phases, with each phase focusing on the mapping out of the provision or availability of the access of one basic need. Each phase will include activities such as: remote mapping on OpenStreetMap during mapathons (using imagery acquired through drones), field data collection (KoboCollect, Fieldpapers) and map creation (QGIS). The information that will be presented in the maps will give a clear picture of the extent to which the refugees have access to basic human needs and will thus give a measure to their livelihood. It’ll also allow decision makers as well as humanitarian organisations like UNHCR to plan and make informed decisions when it comes to the provision of basic needs in the refugee camps.

Describe your sustainability plan

In this section please describe how your activities will continue post-funding. If you are applying for funding to purchase equipment, explain who will store/use the equipment you purchase, and if you have long term sustainability plans for your community's development. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

We plan on engaging the youth and women in our mapping activities throughout the project. The two groups will be involved in participatory GIS and in addition to that, the youth will get training on how to map using OpenStreetMap. The youth groups that will be targeted are those that are in the different educational centers. The idea is to create an OSM community within the camp itself. We believe that this will enrich them with mapping skills and it will also empower them to continue with the mapping of their camp in the long run. The WiFi devices that will be purchased during this project will be left with OSM community leaders within the camp so that members of the community can continue with their mapping activities in our absence.

We also aim at creating partnerships between the Dzaleka OSM community and other mapping groups outside the refugee camp. The local YouthMappers chapters in the country, as well as the OSM Malawi community, are currently the two mapping groups that we plan on engaging. The idea is to create a long-standing relationship between the OSM community with the camp and the OSM communities outside the camp. This will leave room for continuous collaboration between the groups. We also plan on, if possible, connecting the OSM communities within the camp to organizations that are interested in assisting with the provision of basic needs within the camp. This will be a great motivation for the continuous mapping of the area.

What are your community defined project goals, and how do you define project success?

Please explain you project goals. This can include: setting goals such as "we will train X number of new mappers", "we will register as a legal entity", or "the data will be used by X", and why these goals are important to your community such as "we intent to be legally registered so that we can receive more grant funding in the future", "we intend to engage X number of women in mapping activities so that we can empower local women" or "we want to build a partnership with X so that our data will be used and trusted". We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The first objective is to map out features of interest that are associated with the access to basic needs at the refugee camp. Dzaleka Refugee Camp covers a surface area of about 201 hectares. We intend to produce a highly detailed map that will be donated to the planning department at the UNHCR. Among other things, the map produced will show: all the amenities and attributes such as building material; the number of students enrolled in private schools; water points; and health centres that provide health services to the refugees at the camp. The project aims at achieving its goal by engaging up to 45 individuals in its activities.

The second objective for the project is to revive the MalawiOSM community. Malawi, in theory, has an OSM community that is currently inactive. Our project aims at reviving the MalawiOSM community and use this project as a starting point for the community’s work. The revival of the community will include: the recruitment of  15 new members (60% female and 40% male) into the MalawiOSM community; training the members on how to map using OpenStreetMap; and the provision of validation training. Graduates from the African Drone and Data academy are the current targets for the recruitment process. The aim is to have a diverse, strong and vibrant community that will be able to produce quality data that can be used for decision making.

The third objective is to create an OSM community at the Refugee Camp. The OSM community at the camp will consist of students that attend the satellite universities that are within the camp. Our target university is Southern New Hampshire. The project aims at recruiting about 15 students, 60% of which will be females and 40% will consist of males.

Another objective is to engage 15 women within the Dzaleka refugee community in the ParticipatoryGIS activities throughout the project, in order to give a voice to and empower women in the community. The recruited women will undergo field mapping training and the use of ODK, KoboCollect, and FieldPapers. They will also work hand in hand with the camp’s OSM community that’ll consist of the university students.

The different training sessions with the community members at Dzaleka will help in capacity building and provide the individuals with new skills whilst empowering them through helping with decision making when it comes to service provision in the camp.

What are your community's long term goals?

Please give describe your community's vision. This can include: where you see your community in five years time, how you want your data to be used, future partnerships you'd like to establish, or how you would like your community to grow (or not!). We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The first long term goal is to revive and legally register the MalawiOSM community. We acknowledge that the community is currently inactive. The project aims at recruiting 15 new members in the short term as we use this project as the community’s pilot project. In the space of five years, we plan on recruiting and training up to 100 people that will be a part of this community, of which 60% will be female. People that have shown interest in or are active in the use of geospatial technology in addressing day to day challenges in communities around the country. While recruiting more members and collaboration with other OSM communities, we plan on legally registering the Malawi OSM community.

The second long term objective is to establish 6 YouthMappers chapters in various universities. Malawi currently has two YouthMappers chapters. Chapter members will go through GIS and OSM training and the training will be conducted by the MalawiOSM community members. Ndapile is currently serving as a YouthMappers regional ambassador and will oversee the establishment of the YouthMappers chapters in the various universities. The members of the established chapters will go on to be members of the Malawi OSM community.

‘Leave no one behind’ is another long term objective. This will be achieved by mapping out all the areas in Malawi that are not already on the map. This will foster the collaboration of a large network of OSM contributors (YouthMappers and MalawiOSM) to invest time and work toward making local edits that will be putting the under-represented on the map. The OSM communities will also add missing data (features and attributes) to the map that support needs of women and other marginalised groups, while meeting all guidelines for data quality for humanitarian and development needs. This will make available geospatial information that will be useful in decision making processes.

Sustainability is a major issue for OSM communities, an additional long-term goal is to use this project to acquire more funding and get engaged with partners that are already using OSM in their organizations, such as MSF or Redcross. We also plan to continuously design, organize, and implement gender equity and inclusive training for OSM communities so that there’s enough representation of female mappers.

List the tools you intend to use during your project and why

Please describe which tools you plan to use to collect, update, clean, or store you data and why. For example: "we plan to use HOT's Tasking Manager to coordinate volunteers" or "we will upload our data to X platform because..." We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

Tasking Manager- This is a tool that will be used to divide up the mapping project into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly with the groups involved in the project. This is used to avoid duplication of the mapping efforts since each mapper will have their portion of the map. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need to be validated. The tool allows monitoring of the overall progress and helps improve the consistency of mapping.

ID editor- This tool will be used to remotely map out the different features that can be seen from satellite or drone imagery, this allows the mappers to directly make changes on OpenStreetMap.

QGIS- A free open source platform that will allow users to display, manage, and analyze geospatial information on the computer, and create map products. The data that will be used in QGIS includes aerial imagery, GPS data, and spatial datasets.

JOSM- JOSM (Java OpenStreetMap Editor) is an open-source editor for OpenStreetMap data. JOSM allows you to create new data and edit existing data for OSM. To edit existing data in OSM, you will need to download data first with an internet connection. After downloading an area, users can work offline to edit data before re-uploading the data to OpenStreetMap.

OSMCha- This tool will be used to review uploads and changes made by our mappers to OSM data, largely to prevent bad edits and vandalism to map data. This tool allows users to filter by username, location, dates of upload, and other metadata features. OSMCha is useful for monitoring the progress of data cleaning and upload teams.

Kobo ToolBox- This is an open source tool for mobile data collection. It will allow our mappers to collect data in the field using mobile devices such as phones, tablets as well as computers, this can be done offline thus does not require a constant connection to the internet.

Explain how you plan to share your stories

Please give examples of how you will use share your stories with others. This can include: how you will publicise your news, where you will collect media content, how you will use social media channels, and if you will reach out beyond your immediate network to share your stories. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words. The team will create a social media content calendar for Facebook, this will help us in creating goals and strategies of meeting them and track the progress toward them. The content calendar will be used to plan out our posts in advance, these posts will be complete with hashtags, images, videos, and links.

We plan to leverage the power of the page insights tool that Facebook has so that we get a deeper understanding of the demographic that we are reaching and if we need to change our approach in terms of content.

Some of the content that will be shared are blog posts by our mappers, visuals on the project progress, stories by the Dzaleka community, and highlights of our volunteers who will be making the project possible.

Another tool that we plan to use are StoryMaps powered by ESRI. Interactive stories are more captivating than simple ones, StoryMaps will allow us to blend compelling stories with supportive data and visuals to engage the audience. Every mapper will be tasked to capture their journey throughout the project, for each activity, they will be required to add one page on their StoryMaps that describe their lessons, tasks and outputs. At the end of each phase, a StoryMap by one of the mappers will be published to share the experience of that particular phase, the links will be shared on our facebook page, and by the end of the project, one compilation of all four phases will be published and shared on our social media.


Successful applications will demonstrate one or more partnerships with a local data user. Priority will be given to applications for which the data has been requested by a partnering organisation, or where the partner organisation has expressed interest in collecting the data for a specific use or intervention. Example partners include local non-government organisations (NGOs), community based organisations (CBOs), local governments, companies, universities, schools, and other academic institutions.

Describe who will use your data

It is important that the data you generate during the project is useful, and that it will be used to advance humanitarian and/or development challenges locally. In this section, please include: if the data you will be collecting has been requested by a partnering organisation, if there is an established formal relationship with the partnering organisation, if there is an existing MoU between you and the partnering organisation, and how long have you been working with the partnering organisation. If your organisation or community is going to be the data user, please describe how you will use the data, and how it ties in with your organisation's work. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The data that’s going to be generated during the project will serve as an addition of information to an already ongoing study that is being conducted by the African Drone and Data Academy(ADDA). A formal partnership between our team and the academy (where Ndapile serves as a national instructor) has been established and an endorsement letter from the project manager has been provided.

A drone mapping exercise was conducted by the ADDA team early last year in efforts to perform a building integrity study and generate a flood map of Dzaleka refugee camp, at this point in the study, the information generated through computer vision, among other analysis conducted, needs to be verified through ground truthing. Our team of mappers will collect and share this information with the ADDA during our second phase of activities.

In return, ADDA will assist and support us in acquiring the authorizations to conduct our project at the refugee camp from the Malawi Ministry of Homeland Security (MHS) and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) since it has previously obtained these authorizations for Dzaleka mapping exercise last year and has an existing working relationship with UNHCR.

The flood mapping and building integrity study results will be presented together with the well detailed map showing locations of the different amenities in the camp to UNHCR.

A link with the supporting documents and previously acquired authorizations issued to The African Drone and Data Academy:

Describe any other partnerships you plan to mobilise or establish for the purpose of the project

In this section, please describe any additional partners you might be working with. If there are no additional partners (beyond the data user) this must be stated here. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

‘Takenolab’ is an organization established at the camp whose main goal is to provide capacity-building training to liberate the population from the heavy reliance of handouts. They provide vocational training and the plan is to help integrate GIS in their training program- seeing as to how GIS can be done remotely, we believe that the skills will be invaluable and they have agreed on working with us during the project timeline.

MalawiOSM and YouthMappers local chapters will be working partners for the project. Our vision is to map for the marginalized population so that their lives are improved using the data that will be collected, we strongly believe that these are the same core visions and principles that the OSM communities here in Malawi share, which brings us to working together because there’s power in togetherness.

Successful applications will include a developed strategy for the inclusion of women, girls, and marginalised groups in mapping activities. This includes the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to engage, and the way in which you plan to interact with them.

How will you ensure that your project activities are inclusive?

Please describe how you will engage women and girls, or other marginalised communities in your mapping activities. Please include the number of women, girls or marginalised groups you plan to work with and how, and at which point in your activities you plan to engage them. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

The project aims at being as inclusive as possible. The project aims at directly engaging a total of 45 people, 33 of which will be females. Of the 33 females, 15 will be members of the Dzaleka refugee community and they will play a great role during participatory mapping which will involve, among other things, locating water sources, health care centers and schools. We believe that this will give the women a voice to point out issues in the community that they live in and empower them. The rest of the females will be recruited members of the Malawi OSM community and the Dzaleka OSM community (9 females for each group). Female members of the two OSM communities will be involved in remote mapping using OSM as well as participatoryGIS.

There are universities within the Dzaleka refugee camp. As a way of including the youth, we plan on training 15 community youth members that attend these universities on how to map using OpenStreetMap. We believe that this will be a new and exciting skill for them to pick up but it’ll also empower them to tell their own stories through maps. The two YouthMappers groups that we plan to engage will also add to the great experience of mapping that the youth in the refugee camp will have. It’ll be their connection to the outside world.


Successful applications will show how communities intend to grow community engagement. This includes a practical approach on how many new mappers you aim to recruit and how they will be involved in community activities. Priority will be given to communities that also include a plan for ongoing engagement beyond the grant period. If this is not relevant to your project, please explain why.

Explain how you plan to expand your mapping community

In this section, please include: your approach to recruiting new mappers, how will you engage new mappers, how many new members you plan to recruit, and how will you retain community members throughout the duration of project and beyond. We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words.

In the short run, we are going to recruit 15 new members in total into the OSM community. A call for an expression of interest will be sent out to alumnus of the African Drone and Data Academy and it should be highlighted that this specific group has been targeted due to their practical knowledge in GIS technologies and their interest in the use of geospatial technologies in addressing issues in different communities. This recruitment process will take into consideration the issue of gender ratios and representation in communities. We plan to work with the 60-40% ratio, where 60% of the new recruits will be female and 40 % will be male.

The 15 new recruits for MalawiOSM will undergo some training in regards to using OpenStreetMap and with time progress into using the offline mapping tool (JOSM) for validation. The new members of the Malawi OSM community will then train the rest of the people that will be engaged in the mapping activities of this project. They will start with training the 15 university students on how to map using OSM. in the long run, these members will continue to train newly recruited members.

The plan for the Dzaleka student group that will be trained by the Malawi OSM community to assist them in establishing an OSM community within the Refugee camp. The initial 15 members of this community will undergo training in using GIS technologies through this project which will allow and enable them to later train their fellow mates for post project mapping activities within the camp. Some resources/networks needed to successfully continue with their OSM community (WIFI devices) will be provided and made available to their leadership.

This project will be used to acquire more funding that will be directed towards creating and maintaining an active and vibrant OSM community through project involvement and partnering with organisations that already use OSM data. Acquiring more funding for different mapping projects will also facilitate the recruitment of new members into the OSM community.  The plan is to have 100 members in the next 5 years.


Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email

Describe other OSM communities you are already working with

This may include Youth Mappers chapters, or members of OSMF (as examples). If you are not already collaborating with an OSM community, please state this and explain how you plan to work with other communities in your project in the following question.

The Chanco YouthMappers chapter members were engaged in the Coopi-Concern Worldwide Mangochi District Flood Prevention and Mitigation Mapathon in June 2018. The mapathon was for a project that aimed at mapping out part of the flood risk Mangochi district. Zola was one of the facilitators for this mapping project and she was responsible for mapping out buildings in the areas on OSM. She engaged the Chanco YouthMappers in the OSM mapping activities. In a similar way, we plan on engaging the Chanco YouthMappers Chapter in the OSM mapping activities.

LUANAR is another YouthMappers chapter located in Malawi that we plan to engage, especially in the remote mapping activities such as using id editor on openstreetmap.

Describe other OSM communities you plan to approach, or establish relationships with, for the purpose of the project

We recommend your response be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words..

Different OSM communities within Africa have been using OSM to address different challenges in their communities. We plan on approaching three OSM communities within the African region.

The first community to be approached will be the Kenyan OSM community. The Kenyan OSM community has been working on the amazing Map Kibera project that has painted a clear picture of the livelihoods of the community members in the Kibera area. We believe that this particular project is similar to what our project aims to do and thus approaching and collaborating with them will allow us to learn ways in which we can go about our own work.

The second OSM community of interest is the Ugandan OSM community. This community has been working with different groups within and outside Uganda. The experience and skills A that members of this community have acquired through diverse work that the community has engaged in will be of great use to our work.

Thirdly, the Zambian OSM community is another community we plan on engaging. It is relatively new and approaching them will allow us to get tips and tricks on how the community has been set up and registered. The communities will plan to approach will be of great use to MalawiOSM’s capacity building. They will also be great partners for collaboration in future mapping projects.

Project plan and budget

Priority will be given to applications that collaborate with other OSM communities in the region. This can be country specific or regional and can include collaboration with Youth Mappers Chapters, or members of the HOT community to help with training, validation (as examples). For support in sourcing collaborators, email

Budget breakdown

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Dzaleka Mapping Budget
Total grant amount requested

(This must be +/-$5000 USD)

Itemized Breakdown:
S/N What do you plan to spend the money on? Unit being purchased Unit how many times? Unit Expected cost

(in US Dollars)

Total cost for budget item Why is it needed? (please give as much detail as possible)
1 WiFi devices 2 devices 1 device $40 $80 Internet access is very limited in our parts of the country, these devices would help in mapathon activities and training.
2 Internet bundles (35GB+ 35GB) 1 bundle 7 mapathons $52 $364 These bundles will be required for using the ID editor, which is an online tool used to create OSM data
3 Communication 1 bundle 2 people $10 $20 This will include minutes purchased monthly for the purpose of project coordination between the leadership and relevant authorities
4 Smartphones 3 phones 1 phones $100 $300 The smartphones will be used to collect coordinates for the different amenities as well as their descriptive data using tools like kobo collect. They will be left with the relevant authorities after the project.
Subtotal $764
4 Projector (rental) 1 projector 3 mapathons $26 $78 Presentations during trainings will require a projector since these trainings will include a group of people
5 Face masks 5 boxes 1 lumpsum $10 $50 This is in wake of the covid-19 pandemic, our members will be required to wear PPE and follow the established precautionary measures
6 Hand sanitizer 50 bottles 1 lumpsum $5 $250 A bottle of sanitizer will be bought and given to the project participants to protect them from the spread of COVID19. Each bottle costs $4
Subtotal $378
7 Training & mapathon venue - - - - - - The room to be using for mapping activities at the camp will be offered for free.
8 Snacks 30 Food packages 7 lumpsum $8 $1,680 Snacks to be provided in mapathons
11 ParticipatoryGIS allowance 15 people 1 training $20 $300 This is allocated to the women who are going to be engaged in ParticipatorGIS, as stipend during the field work
Subtotal 1980
12 Transportation 2 people 5 trips $32 $320 To travel to and from Dzaleka and Lilongwe throughout the project period
13 Drone flying authorization 1 trip 1 lumpsum $100 $100 The department of civil aviation requires an authorization to fly for any kind of drone operations.
Subtotal $420
14 T-shirts 35 people 1 lumpsum $8 $280 The T-shirts will be given to community members as a motivation and a reminder of their contribution towards the project.
15 Certificates 15 people 1 lumpsum $8 $120 Certificates provided to the university students GIS trainees
16 Map printouts 1 unit 1 lumpsum $26 $26 The Map printouts will be donated to UNHCR and act as a source of information regarding the provision of basic needs within the camp.
Subtotal $426
17 Gender specialist 1 person 1 day $100 $100 To provide assistance in advancing gender equality and female empowerment by ensuring full integration of gender issues in performance monitoring, evaluation, learning, and other activities in our project
18 Drone pilot 1 person 1 day $300 $300 This will allow us to acquire up to date imagery of Dzaleka camp. The drone will be provided for free by the African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA)
19 Drone (rental) 1 drone 2 day $52 $104 The Drone will be used to capture the imagery that will be used during remote mapping activities.
20 GIS specialist 1 people 8 days $40 $320 Data cleaning and quality assurance, map production, and reporting
21 Miscellaneous 1 unit 1 lumpsum 200 $200 Stationary, first aid kits, and other unforeseen expenses
Subtotal $1,024
Grand Total $4,992

Project plan

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Activity Month
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
(the activities listed below are examples only, please update the activities to align with your project description) w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4
Activity 1 - Acquiring authorization from government offices and other relevant authorities within the camp
Activity 2- Acquiring drone imagery
Activity 3- Upload drone imagery and create tasks to be worked on using tasking manager
Activity 4 - Acquring equipment (smart phones/GPS device)
Activity 5- Recruitment of new OSM members into MalawiOSM community
Activity 1- Mapathon 1: Training members of MalawiOSM community
Activity 2- Recruitment of Dzaleka OSM community/ identifying women to from the community to be part of the project
Activity 3- Training newly selected Dzaleka members in using GIS platforms and creating spatial data
Activity 4- Remote mapping of buildings( particularly housing and shelter)
Activity 5- Remote mapping of educational centres
Activity 6- Training in Participatory Mapping
Activity 7- Field work- collecting coordinates of water points and health care centres
Activity 8- Training in using ArcGIS StoryMaps
Activity 9- Sample population survey (women focused)- focused on livelihood and wellbeing
Activity 1 - Validation training for selected number OSM community members
Activity 2 - Data visualization through map production
Phase 4 (CLOSING)
Activity 1 - Report writing
Activity 2 - Printing of maps
Activity 3 - FInishing and publishing StoryMaps
Activity 4- Graduation for Dzaleka community( certificates of participation)


By submitting this form to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, you certify the information contained in this application is correct, and that if you are awarded a grant, you will use it only for the purposes described above. You will provide written documentation and receipts for all of your expenses to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to demonstrate this. You understand that the decisions made by the HOT Microgrants committee are final.

Ndapile Mkuwu

Zola Manyungwa


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