Humanitarian OSM Team/HOT Microgrants/Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit Grant 2020/Proposal/Mapping of Health Facilities, Waste Dumping Sites, and Education facilities in the Informal Settlements of Kampala

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Mapping of Health facilities, Waste dumping sites, and Education facilities in the Informal Settlements of Kampala
This project aims to map out the health facilities, waste dumping sites (both legal and illegal) and education faciltiies in 11 informal settlements in Kampala city in Uganda. This data will be used to bridge the gap between the plans of city authorities and the priorities of the residents
budget (USD)4,997.2
location(s)Kampala, Uganda
granteeKica Solomon
organization (if applicable)• Resilience Mappers

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.

The local challenge our project addresses is a lack of complete spatial data in the informal settlements of Kampala. Resilience Mappers has been collecting data from October - December 2020 in the informal settlements in Kawempe division in Kampala City in Uganda. These were 15 out of the 50 settlements in Kampala that the government of Uganda launched a program in April 2020,  to provide relief to the vulnerable poor in these settlements. We mapped out all the buildings and roads in these settlements and shared the data to stakeholders including Actogether and the urban authorities such as Kampala Capital City Authority. The data generated could be used to identify potential treatment sites and evacuation sites and also approximate the population of the people affected in case of an outbreak of COVID19. Furthermore, a web map repository with a fully functioning dashboard was created from ArcGIS Africa GeoPortal and shared with stakeholders and the settlement leaders.  

In addition to the buildings and roads data mapped remotely, data users identified a need to map and update data on service points specifically health facilities, education facilities and solid waste dumping points (both legal and illegal) in these settlements. This is because the lack of this data has led to a wide gap between the city authorities’ plans and priorities for the residents in the informal settlements. Providing this data would enable Actogether and KCCA to derive information for policy makers, for example, the adequacy of these services. In addition, when a disaster such as COVID19 becomes established in these settlements, allocation of resources would be quicker and more efficient.

Following the four informal settlements that were mapped extensively in the Nakamiro channel, this project is aimed at mapping out health, education and waste dumping sites in the remaining 11 informal settlements in Kawempe division. The resultant data will be uploaded to a web map repository earlier developed and also printed in paper maps and shared with the data users including settlement leaders.

Project questions that could be answered by policy makers at the end of the project would be

  1. How many of the services (health, education facilities and waste dumping sites) are available per informal settlement compared to the population?
  2. How many private/public or pharmacies, hospitals, health facilities are available and affordable in these settlements?
  3. What are the bed capacities of health facilities in these communities? Do they offer emergency services?
  4. Where are the illegal waste dumping sites? Can they be converted to formal waste collection sites?
  5. How many schools are enrolled on UPE or USE (government program to educate the poor)? What is the average number of students per classroom?

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.

The main aim of the project is to map out health facilities, education  facilities and waste dumping sites in the remaining 11 informal settlements in Kawempe division. The following specific objectives will be followed to achieve the above aim;

  • Engage settlement leaders, community NGOs and other OSM communities in Uganda in the project activities.
  • Train 10 OSM communities in Uganda and teams in these settlements to assist in the field work activities. The OSM communities will be trained in field mapping tools like ODK and OMK, etc.
  • Carry out field mapping of the 11 informal settlements. Using smartphones, data collection of proposed services will  be done.
  • Generate print maps for the stakeholders and also update the web map repository and the infographic dashboard

The methodology we intend to follow to achieve the specific objectives are;

  1. Inception – will conduct meetings with settlement leaders, local NGOs and OSM communities for a possible collaboration, prepare inception reports and training materials. This will introduce project activities to community leaders and enable us to identify teams to work with.
  2. Training – will set up training in the different methodologies of data collection for volunteers from the OSM communities and members from these settlements.
  3. Data collection - 20 volunteers from OSM communities and 10 members from the settlements will be recruited to carry out data collection. The field mappers will walk in and around the settlements in pairs, one of them familiar with OSM activities and the other a newbie. A member from the settlements will guide each pair when mapping in these settlements such that the body of information generated is an accurate representation of the realities there. The teams will be equipped with face masks and sanitizers and ensure social distance to prevent the possibility of contracting COVID19.
  4. Quality assurance – Data collected from field mapping will be validated and cleaned by a team of experienced mappers to prevent map vandalism and uploaded to OpenStreetMap.
  5. Web map repository – The repository will be updated with the new data and the statistics relating to the data visualized on the dashboard where it can be accessed by locals in the community, NGOs, and government agencies.
  6. Co-ordinating with data users – Settlement leaders and data users will be engaged towards the end of the project and shared with the project results. The settlement leaders will be encouraged to organise a feedback session in the settlements and the facts about the current situation of the settlements shared with all members.

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.

An inventory of physical resources bought during the project duration will be kept after the project ends. Devices, equipment and other materials purchased during the project will be kept and used in future projects e.g. hard copy training modules, smartphones, reflector jackets etc. even after the grant has expired hence reducing the total amount of funds required in later projects. These physical resources will be kept as Resilience Mappers resources and not personal resources.

YouthMappers chapter members and community members who will have participated in the project activities will be registered as Resilience Mappers' volunteer members. Certificates of participation will be awarded to them and this will guarantee that they become Resilience Mappers' arms among the YouthMappers hence leading to our community development.

Project activities beyond the grant period will be ensured through the following ways

  • Community involvement of YouthMappers chapters and other OSM communities in Uganda will increase the chances that they will continue with some project aspects such as remote mapping even beyond the project duration. Volunteer mappers engaged will continue performing some activities. As volunteers do not take any salary, we can use this human resource to continue some of the project activities beyond the project duration without spending money.
  • Sale of products. Products like static maps, GIS consultancy services etc will be produced at a fee after the fund period expires. This will enable our community to raise some funds for continuation of the project.
  • The organization may also consider charging a nominal fee from the target beneficiaries, the aid and government agencies for the maintenance and functioning of the project. We will also charge an annual membership fee from all our subscribed members to help in continuing some of the project activities.
  • We shall also use online fundraising options such as GoFundMe since online fundraising reaches a wider audience and individuals who appreciate the project can fund it. A platform for in-kind donations will also be set up on our website to help in sustaining some of the project activities beyond the grant duration

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.

Our community defined project goals are to;

  1. Map out all health facilities, education facilities and waste dumping sites for 11 informal settlements in Kawempe division in Kampala City covering over six square kilometres such that the gap between the plans of city authorities and priorities of residents is bridged.
  2. Develop the technical capacity of 30 community volunteers and other OSM communities in field mapping techniques. This will enable volunteers to adapt to the project mapping activities as well as future mapping projects. This implies that our mappers will not only have remote mapping skills but also field mapping skills.
  3. Engage and  train  over 20 women and girls in project activities. Ten will be from the informal settlements and 10 will come from the OSM communities in Uganda. This will ensure  there is a greater participation of girls and women from the local communities and they will be in position to use the maps generated to impact their communities while contributing to OSM. It  will also ensure that the services that are important to women and girls are better mapped.  
  4. Expand our mapping community by engaging 30 new field mappers in project activities. We believe that the larger our community grows, the bigger the impact created in informal settlements and the more the contribution to OSM.
  5. To legally register our community as a Non-Governmental Organization so that our mapping activities and data can be trusted and in addition be in position to receive more grant funding in the future.

The project will be considered a success when;

  1. All the 11 informal settlements proposed are mapped for the services proposed. We will have to ensure that the deliverables fulfil the data users needs as well as impact the users’ organization and their priorities.
  2. Our community has expanded with 30 more skilled volunteers of which over 65% are girls and women that are equipped with skills in field data collection techniques. Furthermore, they should be able to create an impact in the communities in which they live.
  3. At the end of project duration, we are a legally registered organization whose work and deliverables shall be trusted. This will also enable us to establish more formal and legit relationships with partners.

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.

In five years, we will be a legally registered community and an organisation that others can come to for ideas, help and strategy about mapping and related activities.  We have had amazing mentors in our past projects, so we would like to be able to provide similar guidance to the OSM community in Uganda, potentially taking on a leadership role and this can be achieved when we are legally registered.

Furthermore, in five years we hope to have connected our initiatives to community goals as well as get recognition as OSM contributors for SDG 11 in Uganda i.e. we should have mapped out all the informal settlements in Uganda’s cities to help the policy makers and professionals in the built environment such as town and urban planners, surveyors, architects, sociologists among others make more informed decisions with the data provided to make Uganda's cities fair, inclusive and sustainable.

We also expect to have established a number of legit relationships and partnerships with policy makers and aid agencies within the different communities we shall work in, such that our responsibilities are expanded within the core role of contributing to OSM and solving urban challenges.

We expect to have gained experience in leading projects with partners and data users and should be able to carry out internships for members in the community especially students in YouthMappers chapters to build their capacity in remote and field data collection tools and also empower them on how to build project proposals that could help them impact their communities.

Besides updating OSM, we would like to answer the questions for whether Volunteered Geographical Information can be used to capture trends and, in our specific context, in informal settlements. Therefore we would like our data to be used for analysis of the services and phenomena in the informal settlements for better planning and slum upgrading so that the lives of the residents in these settlements are improved.  

Additionally, we would like to have grown partnerships with community working groups supporting the girl child, and disadvantaged youth, such that we can empower them on how they can voluntarily help others that are disadvantaged, to make their communities a better living place. We expect that our mapping community should have grown larger with mapping arms across all Uganda's cities to continue pursuing our vision.

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.


ODK and OMK will be used for field mapping because of their capabilities such as collecting both qualitative and quantitative survey data, GPS points data, as well as photos attached to the GPS points. In addition, the devices that support these tools are widely available and affordable, do not require purchase of disk space, and are easy and quick to set up.

Open Refine and QGIS

Open Refine and QGIS will be used to clean the data before import into OSM and the web map repository. Since Open Refine is web based, it will be easy to link different web applications and services, including the database for the web map repository. QGIS will also be used to organise the data such as the service points, roads and buildings.This is because it allows automation of complex, timely and manual processes. Data cleaning will also include removal of duplicates, overshots, undershots and conflicting relations in the data collected. Additionally, QGIS will be used for data validation to ensure there are no errors in the data collected.


We shall use JOSM to upload data collected from the field to OpenStreetMap such that users of OSM can also access this data. JOSM allows for faster data upload and with the very many interactive plugins for data handling and validation, gives a second step validation for the data being uploaded.

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online through the Africa GeoPortal will also be used during this project to update the web maps and the dashboard. This is because of its capability to provide a number of tools ranging from data organization and querying to visualization and sharing. Creating interactive visualization maps and dashboards will be easy using this platform and in addition sharing over the web is convenient for both the data collectors and the data users.

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.

Media content will be collected from stakeholders meetings, field activities, progress of  the project, articles and blogs elaborative of the project, maps created, among others.  We hope to share our stories through the following platforms;

Social media

Social media platforms will be one of the most frequently used platforms to share our stories. This will include Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. These media platforms have a large audience which we believe, will get people interested in our deliverables and join us to participate in our projects. Content such as field activities, meetings with stakeholders, progress of work will be shared weekly using these platforms. We plan to boost some of our posts on these platforms to reach out to more people and in this way, more people shall be able to engage with our work.

ArcGIS Story Maps

Story Maps will be created from the data and shared with the larger OSM and geospatial community. With ArcGIS Online, the stories created stay online for anyone to access at any time as long as the maps and dashboards have been publicized. Since our deliverables will be public, we plan to embed their links in blogs and articles that we shall send out to the public.

Blogs and Articles

We plan to write blogs, articles and prepare vlogs about our project activities and outcomes. The articles and blogs shall be submitted for publishing to the HOT blog and the Institution of Surveyors of Uganda (ISU) newsletters and magazines.  The vlogs will be submitted and uploaded to HOT's YouTube channel and also uploaded to our YouTube channel. The YouthMappers' chapter members participating in the project will be encouraged to write blogs and submit them to YouthMappers blog and newsletters. An OSM wiki will created about the project and shared with the larger OSM community.

Mainstream media

We intend to approach newspaper agencies, radio and TV talk shows to share our work in the informal settlements. We plan to write articles that will be published in newspapers, and approach TV and radio media channels to share our newsworthy events in the informal settlements. This is because mainstream media is one of the most used and reliable source of information.


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.

Following the interactive meetings and discussions with Actogether Uganda, a support NGO for the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU), interests in waste management, education and health services data in the informal settlements were raised. They expect to use our data and deliverables such as printed maps, web maps and dashboards for community-driven negotiation with policy makers for city-wide slum upgrading in Kampala. The data will also support NSDFU, which is a network of community savings groups in the informal settlements,  to work on community-driven initiatives for transforming urban settlements.

Besides Actogether, a GIS Specialist from KCCA proposed the collection of health and education services and waste dumping sites in these settlements. The data collected will be used to derive information linking the dense population to availability, accessibility and adequacy of services. Furthermore, waste dumping sites data will ensure that solid waste is collected and conveyed to treatment centers and approved disposal sites to satisfy both public health and environmental conservation requirements.  The waste dumping sites, health and education services' data is an integral part of the solution to address some of the emerging issues for KCCA such as irregular collection of solid waste and lack of up to date information especially for new political leaders.

Currently, there is an existing relationship between Resilience Mappers and the local data users i.e. KCCA and Actogether. We also expect to contact CIG Uganda to use the data that we shall collect. CIG Uganda is a five year UK programme providing demand driven technical assistance to urban authorities addressing bottlenecks in the urban areas of greater Kampala. They are in need of up to date information about solid waste management, health services, education services, among others. They would use the information to make informed decisions to make Greater Kampala one of the most attractive cities in the world.

We also hope to build a strong  relationship with partnering organizations before, during and after the execution of the project through stakeholders meetings and submission of a number of documents including the Project Initiation Document, mid-term reports and final project reports so as to ensure that in addition to achieving the goals of the project, we also meet the expectations of our data users and partners.

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.

Local settlement leaders such as Local Council chairpersons (LC1, LC2 and LC3) shall be involved in the project. It shall be through these community leaders that we introduce the project, its objectives and motives to the broader community in these settlements. The community leaders shall also be used to gather information about the needs, priorities, challenges and opportunities of their communities and advice on how best to engage the community members in the data collection process.  Preliminary meetings shall be held during the inception stage with community leaders and enlist their support to mobilize community participation.

National data custodians such as Uganda National Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Health (MoH) will be contacted to provide freely available secondary GIS data such as health facilities, education facilities and any kind of data concerning waste management in the informal settlements of Kampala. The data will be used for comprehensive preliminary studies before heading out for data collection in the settlements.


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.

We shall establish a collaboration between Resilience Mappers and Somero a local NGO in these informal settlements which empowers slum children and young women to lead a self-determined life. We shall train the girls and women supported by this organisation about OpenStreetMap. Stakeholder meetings will be held with the team leaders from Somero to engage and recruit the young women to take part in the project’s mapping activities including training and data collection using ODK, KOBO, OSM Tracker etc. A data stipend will be given to the participants to motivate them to take part in the program. 10 girls will be recruited from this organisation.

We also expect to engage 10 YouthMapper’s chapters from different universities in Uganda that is Geo YouthMappers at Makerere University, Kyambogo University YouthMappers, YouthMappers at Institute of Survey and Land Management, Mappers for Life at Uganda Christian University, Good Mappers at Busitema University, Ever Last Youth Mappers at Kumi University, MUST Street Mappers at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Here KampalaKonnect at Makerere University, CSGU Mappers at Gulu University and  HiTech Youth Mappers at Uganda Pentecostal University. With an average of 2 volunteers from each chapter, we expect to engage over 20 mappers of which 10 mappers (50%) will be girls and women.

In total, we expect to engage 30 participants in the project activities, of which 20 participants (over 65%) will be women and girls. Making girls and women to be in the frontline during the project implementation stage ensures they are able to represent their views and concerns in every activity carried out. Therefore, we shall ensure that all project activties are gender balanced and are promoting women leadership. During the execution of the project, we will also encourage women leaders to lead project activities, which includes leading training sessions, data collection teams, and data cleaning and visualisation teams. This will help in motivating other women counterparts to take part fully in project activities.


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.

Recruiting new members

We shall approach chapter leads of 5 YouthMappers chapters that we have not related with in the previous project. By this, we shall be assured to engage new members from these OSM communities for mapping activities.  Additionally, we plan to approach community organizations like Somero, a local NGO in one of the informal settlements in Kawempe division, and involve 10  women and girls to learn about OSM and take part in mapping activities in their own community.

Engaging new members

The new volunteer members will be oriented such that they easily find information, meet new friends and socialize. They will be trained depending on their previous engagement with OSM and related activities. A pre-session poll will be sent out to attendees to allow us to strategize on the intensity of the training and realize bottlenecks to be attended to.

New mappers that have never contributed to OSM shall be paired with old mappers for guidance and further orientation during the project implementation. This is to ensure that they keep learning from the old members about OSM as well as realize how they can continue impacting their communities by creating maps.

Retaining community members

We hope to recruit at least 30 new members, over 65% girls and women so that they can be empowered to take active participation in mapping activities. As a new organization, we are looking forward to retaining all the volunteer members  of the organization. Certificates of participation will be awarded to each volunteer member  as a way of extending our gratitude to them at the end of the project duration. In addition, VIP Treatment at events such as mapathons, personalized badges and swag will be given out to new members to encourage, motivate and enable them to feel at home . A Membership Ambassador, a new organization role will be created to personally reach out to the new members during and beyond the project duration to guide them on how our organization goals match with the community goals in these settlements. This will motivate them to continue working with us.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit

How did you participate in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit?

Please describe how participated in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap summit, either as an attendee, speaker or volunteer

I was a speaker at the HOT Summit 2020. I had a Lightning talk titled: Developing a web map repository of Kampala’s Informal settlements. I had the privilege to share Resilience Mappers work in the informal settlements of Kampala.

Besides speaking at the Summit, I also attended several talks that I found interesting such as Building a Mapping Community in South Sudan and How we responded to Covid-19 Pandemic by Mapping Uganda Border Towns with HOT Rapid Response Microgrant, among others.

Key takeaways

Please describe any highlights, takeaways, inspiration, or things that you learnt at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit 2020.

I got inspired by how the HOT Summit brings together members from the community working on several projects that are improving the lives of people in the world.


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.

We have already established a collaboration with five YouthMappers’ chapters from our previous mapping project, these include Geo YouthMappers at Makerere University, YouthMappers at Institute of Survey and Mapping, Mappers for Life at Uganda Christian University, Good Mappers at Busitema University and CSGU Mappers at Gulu University. Over 35 members from these chapters participated in the remote mapping training where they were equipped with skills in iD-Editor, JOSM and Mapillary. Additionally, 54 members participated in remote mapping using JOSM and iD-Editor. During this project, they will be engaged to participate in the training and field mapping using OMK and ODK collect, Open Refine and QGIS for data cleaning as well as using JOSM to upload field data to OSM.

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..

OpenStreetMap Uganda (MapUganda) will be contacted for mentorship and consultancy. They have great experience in mapping projects and a  great history of Project Management, therefore we believe they are a perfect relationship that we would use for mentorship and guidance during this project and many more future projects.

We also plan to approach five more YouthMappers’ chapters that is Ever Last Youth Mappers at Kumi University, Kyambogo University YouthMappers, MUST Street Mappers at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Here KampalaKonnect at Makerere University,  and  HiTech Youth Mappers at Uganda Pentecostal University. The volunteers from these OSM communities will be contacted through their respective leaders. They will be subjected to training and various aspects of technical support shall be rendered to them in data collection methods such that they are equipped with skills and knowledge needed to execute the project activities.

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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Item What do you plan to spend the money on? Unit being purchased Quantity Description Rate Rate Description Expected cost (in US Dollars) Total cost for budget item (USD) Why is it needed? (please give as much detail as possible)
1 Airtime and Internet access
Administration internet 5 People 6 Months 8.57 per month $ 257.10 This is data stipend for the 5 project leads per month to enable project leads coordinate the project on Whatsapp and other online platforms. The internet data bundle is USD 8.57 per month
Data stipend for mapping participants 30 People 2 Months 8.57 per month $ 514.20 This is internet stipend for the field mappers per month during the mapping period. This will be used during the collection and sharing of the data to project leads. The data stipend will also be used for coordination.
Airtime 5 People 6 Months 5.71 per month $ 171.30 This is airtime for the data leads per month for the duration of the project. This will be helpful for coordination of the project. An airtime bundle costs USD 5.71 per month
2 Field work facilitation
Face masks 35 People 2 Masks 0.57 per mask $ 39.90 2 re-usable facemasks will be given out to each field mapper to prevent the spread of COVID19. Each mask costs USD 0.57
Smartphones 5 Phones 1 Lumpsum 128.57 per phone $ 642.85 5 smartphones will be bought to assist in field work activities. We expect to engage 10 Somero girls and some of them may not have smartphones. 5 pairs formed from 10 participants from Somero will use the 5 smart phones. After the project, they will return these phones and these gadgets will be kept as Resilience Mappers resources.
Sanitizers 35 bottle 1 Lumpsum 3.86 per sanitizer bottle $ 135.10 A bottle of sanitizer will be bought and given to the project participants to protect them from the spread of COVID19. Each bottle costs USD 3.86
Transport 35 People 2 Months 21.11 per month $ 1,477.70 We expect to map the 11 informal settlements within 2 months. This amount will enable us cover transport costs for the 2 months for each of the project participants
Lunch stipend 35 People 2 Months 20.29 per month $ 1,420.30 Since the field work is expected to cover the whole day each day, a lunch stipend will be given to the field mappers.
Reflector jackets 35 People 1 Lumpsum 2.29 per jacket $ 80.15 Reflector jackets will be bought for the participants to wear during the field work activities.
3 Printing and Stationary
Maps 11 Maps 1 Per Map 4.29 per map $ 47.19 This amount will be used to print 11 A0 size maps of the informal settlements.
Introduction letters 20 Letters 1 Per Letter 0.14 per letter $ 2.80 This will be used to print introduction letters for the field mappers
Certificates 30 People 1 Per Certificate 1.43 per certificate $ 42.90 This amount will be used to print certificates of participation for the participants of the project
4 Renting Space for Training 2 Rooms 1 Lumpsum 42.86 each time $ 85.72 Space will be hired to train community members before heading out to the field. SInce training will be carried out twice, for both Somero and OSM communities, we need to hire space twice
5 Bank charges 1 Lumpsum 6 Per month 8.57 per month $ 51.42 This is the amount for withdrawing funds from the bank per month
6 Registration 1 Lumpsum 1 Lumpsum 28.57 lumpsum $ 28.57 This is the amount for registration of a local NGO in Uganda
Total $ 4,997.20

Project plan

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Activity Month
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4 w1 w2 w3 w4
Downloading of funds
Purchasing equipment and resources
Stakeholder engagement
Project initiation document
Preparing training modules
Project kickoff
Mapathon 1: training OSM community members
Mapathon 2: training settlement community members
Data collection
Field mapping of the 11 informal settlements
Validation and quality assurance
Mid-term report
Report writing
Updating Web map repository
Data upload to web map repository
Coordinating with data users
Presentation of printed maps and updated web maps to data users
Social media, mainstream media, magazines, newsletters etc.
Preparation of accountabilities
Project closure report
Project Blog and VLOG


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I, Solomon Kica, certify that the information contained in this application is correct and if awarded the grant, will use it for the purposes described above


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here! Please note: We will take endorsements into consideration in the final review but credit will be given to the quality of the application as well as the endorsement (this is not a popularity contest). Endorsements will be checked by HOT’s community team prior to selection to ensure the integrity of the endorsement (ie. that applications are not only endorsed by members of the community that submitted the application)

HOT staff, voting members and board members are welcome to endorse, and give feedback to all proposals. However, those who are taking part in the selection process will not be endorsing or giving feedback due to conflict of interest.

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- Scroll down to Endorsements and click 'Edit source'. 
- Add your reason for the endorsement followed by four tilde signs --~~~~ 
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Below is an example an erdorsement.

  • I fully endorse this project - strong idea and detailed project plan --Semower (talk) 15:14, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
  • This project is good for improving the livelihoods of people living in slums and I strongly endorse it. --Ngumenawesamson (talk) 01:50, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
  • This project will have a great impact on the Communities living in informal settlements, I greatly endorse this project. --Ebong C137 (talk) 10:48, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
  • This project would surely update the services available for the dwellers in the informal settlements outlining those in shortage and where there is need for intervention. therefore I fully endorse this project. Ogwangjulius (talk) 14:52, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I have seen Resilience Mappers do well through their most recent project and their commitments to contribute to delivery of SDG 11. There is a lot of informal settlements in the capital of Uganda and thus so much work that needs to be done to contribute to the enforcement of evidence based policies especially in terms of promoting health. I believe that Resilience Mappers can continue to build on their recent work (creating the informal settlements building footprint), for example; field validation of the building footprint to identify features like Toilets and this will greatly enforce data quality on OSM and on the other hand support improvement of livelihood in these settlements. I hereby endorse this initiative for a fact that a consideration/inclusion can be made by the team. --Wava_Stella
  • This project will provide an opportunity to answer some unanswered questions about the informal settlements in Kawempe Division, answers which can only be obtained through this project's plan. I thereby fully endorse this project --Ingrid k (talk) 06:30, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I strongly recommend this proposal because it will act as a first stepping stone in planning and improve the lives of citizens who live in the Surbabs of kampala uganda hence improving the welfare of the people who reside and also work with in the premises of dwelling areas of Kampala area...Bukenyajanan
  • This is a good project that will assist update the OpenStreetMap information in Kampala. I endorse this project.Kiggudde (talk) 13:59, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project as the data that will be delivered is very important to the Kampala city authority and the policy makers in these informal settlements. Rehema Mpungu (talk) 15:54, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

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