Microgrants/Microgrants 2020/Proposal/Drone Mapping for Social Good in Nigeria

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Drone Mapping for social good in Nigeria
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budget (Euro)5000 USD
granteeCode for Africa
contact(s)• Drone Mapping in Nigeria for social good
organization (if applicable)https://medium.com/code-for-africa

About your Mapping Community

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Civic Foundation (Code for Nigeria) is a registered non-profit in Lagos Nigeria, and serves as the local arm of Code for Africa (CfA).

CfA is the continent’s largest federation of non-profit civic technology laboratories, which use open source hardware/software and open data to build digital democracy services and give citizens timely and unfettered access to actionable information, that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthens civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

CfA’s innovateAFRICA.fund incubates leading African initiatives, which include the use of drones for social good (africanDRONE). AfricanDRONE is the continent’s largest civic drone network, which just co-hosted the African Drone Forum, and helped kickstart the world acclaimed MapMakoko project (see CNN, Yahoo News, AFP) in 2019. We partnered with Makoko Dream, Uhuru Labs, and American Corner, to empower 32 drone pilots including 17 women and 15 men to capture 990 drone imageries and mapped 80 POIs covering health facilities, schools, water points and other public infrastructures.

Our mapping vision is to scale our existing efforts to other vulnerable communities, to curate baseline public infrastructure data that can be leveraged to positively drive economic activities, spring up new businesses, create jobs and for better planning.

What do you need the grant money for?

We want to understand what you plan to buy, how much you plan to buy, and why this will help you to scale your community mapping efforts. There are two tables for you to fill in your response, and you may add more rows as needed. Some examples are in the table for your reference. You are welcome to use a different format in your response, but please make sure to include these details.

The following are the expected outcome and metrics of the project:

Drone equipment: Purchase one drone equipment and accessories for CfA’s mapping projects.

WanaData community in Delta state: Recruit and mentor at least 10 women data scientists, data journalists and drone mappers in Delta state. Organize an online launch of the community to highlight key partnership opportunities, and discuss the community’s vision, mission and expected programs.

Remote bootcamps for the WanaData community: Organize at least five remote drone mapping training and DataQuest mentoring for the community.

Webpage development: Create and design an interactive webpage for consolidation of the map data points collected from our mapping initiatives. This resource will be open source, accessible and usable by anyone.

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.)
1 Purchase of drone and its accessories including batteries, drone bag, cleaning kit etc. €1,300 1 €1,300 This will support the mapping activities we have planned in Nigeria including the MapDelta and MapTamaro. At the moment we do not have any drone and it was a major challenge during the implementation of our previous mapping activity, MapMakoko.
2 WanaData Community building and DataQuest €300 2 €600 This will serve as stipends for the volunteers that will provide technical and data support to the women community of drone pilots, data mappers and data journalists.
3 Stipend for professional drone pilot and data mapper trainer €300 5 €1,500 This will serve as a stipend for the professional drone pilot and data mapper who we will partner with to design training materials and facilitate drone and data mapping training for the women drone pilots over the period of 5 months.
4 Consultancy for the UI/UX designer to develop a webpage €1,000 1 €1,000 We will provide mini-fee for a professional UI/UX designer to develop the map data points webpage.
5 Provision of internet for the training of participants €5 50 €250 The participants will be supported with stipends for internet access to enable them to connect to the remote training. This will be for 10 persons for 5 training sessions.
Total €4,650

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.

CfN does not currently have any grants funding its activities, however, we have received in the past one-off funding for our initiatives.

They included:

Grant 1: Empowering 15 female journalists in the southern Nigeria - Benin city, to build their digital capacity for developmental investigative reporting via Code for Nigeria’s WanaData Program:

Amount: $7,198.4

Date: September 2018 to September 2019

Grant 2: MapMakoko

Amount: $5,000

Date: March 2019 to March 2020

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.


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I, Jacopo Ottaviani (Code for Africa), agree to follow the above declaration.


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