Microgrants/Microgrants 2020/Proposal/Disable Mapping (Dwelling Spaces and Palliatives )

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Disable Mapping (Dwelling Spaces and Palliatives)
The inclusion of disables in the OpenStreetMap Community through remote training in order to map their dwelling places and aid they receive
budget (Euro)3,720
location(s)Sierra Leone, Freetown
contact(s)• osmsierraleone@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/osmsierraleone
organization (if applicable)• OpenStreetMap Sierra Leone

About your Mapping Community

The OpenStreetMap Sierra Leone is a registered community based organization in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It focuses on the creation and use of open data to manage and solve social, economic and community challenges. It aims to do so through collaboration with local and international organizations and sharing open data techniques. The organization currently consists of 25 active members with almost half of the sum being women. Since its establishment in 2017, the organization has helped in numerous mapping activities through its members.

What do you need the grant money for?

In order to make sure palliatives that are meant for disables get to reach them,we would do the following with the grant money

-Teach disables how to map their dwelling places; This would be done by introducing them to data collection tools like Kobo Toolbox and Mapillary. Webinars would be organized and Video tutorials would be shared.

- To provide internet and transport refunds for disables in order for them to take part in webinars and upload collected information

- Cover operational costs,( including online meetings, skills improvement) for our core members that would be validating the information collected and shared by disables then visualize the information using different tools such as uMaps and QGIS.

-Make the information accessible to government and institutions as this will make it easier to ear mark or know the locations of disables when aid items are to be distributed.

- To create awareness about the project on social media platforms and launch a website.

Budget breakdown

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Item What do you plan to spend the money on? Expected cost per unit (in Euros) Quantity you plan to buy / subscription length Expected total cost (in Euros) Why is it needed? (please give as much detail as possible)
Flybox To provide internet for 4 of our core members 80 4 320 To make our core members get access to internet for this project and subsequent ones.
Subscription Internet Subscription for 4 flyboxes 60 6 months 1440 To provide access to internet for webinars, armchair mapping, data analysis and presentations,monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Laptops To procure laptops 600 2 1200 To facilitate the mapping and data analysis with efficient workflow among core members.
Website Web publication and hosting 100 1 100 To publish and host out website where information about the project and
Internet for Data Collectors Data for disables 100 6 months 600 To provide data for disables that would be collecting data in their communities and take part in webinars.

This would include data about their dwelling and public spaces, introduction to Openstreetmap and other training.

Post Boosting Marketing 60 60 60 To boost our posts on social media in order to popularize our initiative and increase access to the information collected.

Through this we can also engage disables and members of the public that would be interested to participate.

Total 3720

If you receive a grant, what do you aim to achieve?

We would aim achieve the following:

- Have an appreciable amount of disables who can map their dwelling spaces, basically introducing them to mapping and data collection.

- Map out all the locations of disables, especially those in mass dwellings, across the country. This would be done by disables themselves from where they live, thereby enhancing citizen GIS.

- Introduce them to the OpenStreetMap platform thereby expanding our community.

- Collaborate with the National Commission for Persons with Disability to monitor the distribution of aid items to disables across the country.

- Establish a robust relationship with disables for future mapping initiatives such as accessibility mapping projects.

Do you receive funding from any other sources at the moment?

If you receive funding from other organisations currently, please state how much this is, whether the donations are regular or one off, and how these funds have been raised. Please write no more than 300 words. If you have any sources of co-funding for this grant application, please provide details. Examples of this might be if you have any partners who would be willing to match grant funding if you receive it, or if your project has existing funding. Please provide as much detail as possible.

We are beneficiaries of HOT Micro grant which is geared towards the reviving and expansion of our OpenStreetMap community, specifically for Youth Mappers and staff of aid organizations.

The grant is $400 and it is being disbursed in tranches with half of the sum already received and the implementation is on going.

Is there anything you would like OSMF to support you with?

If there is anything which you would like OSMF to support you with in order to strengthen your project, please let us know. For example, this could include building relationships with OSM communities, sourcing updated imagery for mapping projects, or guidance on how to use some of the tools we have created. We want to do our best to support OSM communities, so please let us know what you need. Please write no more than 150 words.

Although members of our community have appreciable knowledge in open mapping skills we would like the OSMF to support us in the following ways.

- To share used cases of the uMap platform that are similar to our project.

- Guide us in creating a repository.


By submitting this form to the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 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 the OSM Foundation to demonstrate this. You understand that the decisions made by the OSM Foundation Micro-grants committee are final.

On behalf of OpenStreetMap Sierra Leone, I Tommy G D Charles/ Tommy Godphery Davian Charles, agree to follow the above declaration.

Tommy Godphery Davian Chales


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

As a member of the OpenStreetMap Sierra Leone, I hereby endorse this project as it aims to expand our community and increase participation

Tigidanke Fofana

I hereby endorse this project as it will be beneficial to our humanitarian course especially during this challenging time when the world and Sierra Leone to be specific is battling with Covid1-19

Stephen Kassigbie

  • I endorse this proposal. Sidorela (talk) 14:40, 26 May 2020 (UTC)