Microgrants/Microgrants 2020/Proposal/Mapping Un Mapped Areas In Zambia and Building Capacity for OSM Community

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budget (Euro)4900 Euros = k99,189.5 Zambian Kwacha


location(s)Located at University of Zambia, Great East Road Main Campus Lusaka,Zambia
grantee• [[User:Shadrick Jailos

Evelyn Tembo Charles96 Billy Chitimwango chomba chishala|Shadrick Jailos Evelyn Tembo Charles96 Billy Chitimwango

chomba chishala]]
contact(s)• mapping un-mapped areas in zambia and building capacity of OSM community• YouthMappers UNZA this is facebook account.
organization (if applicable)• Facebook username YouthMappers UNZA, Email; YouthMappersunza@gmail.com

About your Mapping Community

Tell us a little bit about your mapping community at the moment, some examples of details to include are below, but please provide us with any information you think is relevant. Please write 100-200 words

University of Zambia YouthMappers is a chapter that aims at mapping different communities in collaboration with other existing chapters around the world and make the data available for everyone to use. It empowers students with skills, and knowledge through mapping. In addition, it also focuses on mapping communities and making the data available for the government for planning and NGOs to enhance development in the community. YMUNZA is located at the University of Zambia Great East Road main campus Lusaka, Zambia. This was the first chapter to be opened in Zambia in 2017 with only 5 members , and today it consists of at least 120 members (50 males and 70 females). So far, it has inspired many Universities, colleges and communities in Zambia to open chapters and be part of YouthMappers. Similarly, the chapter has contributed tremendously to the government republic of zambia through mapping different communities since its establishment at the University of Zambia. The YouthMappers Unza (YMUNZA) has been an active chapter in Zambia since it was created it has being working with the OpenStreetMap Zambia in the number of projects some of those project include Mapping pre-urban areas in lusaka, Mapping for sanitation within lusaka to improve sanitation levels and mapping for cholera in lusaka and many more. YMUNZA is one of the growing chapters in Zambia and it has worked a lot with OSMZambia to make sure that most of the areas in Zambia are mapped and contribute to the development of the community as well as contributing to SDGs in different types of projects.

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.

WHAT DO YOU NEED THE GRANT MONEY FOR To help with the process of mapping un-mapped areas and opening new chapters and strengthening the existing chapters and other mapping community .As the chapter in order to make a lot of communities appreciate the importance of OSM data and how the same communities can engage themselves in mapping to contribute to the well-being of their societies. we would need this grant money in order ;MAPPING UN-MAPPED AREAS IN ZAMBIA AND BUILDING CAPACITY FOR OSM COMMUNITY. As earlier alluded to, it is through this project where other new chapters will be opened in Zambia and contribute thoroughly to the communities and build OSM communities as well in the whole country.

Budget breakdown

Item What do you plan to spend the money on Expected cost per unit (Euros) Quantity you plan to buy/ subscription Expected total cost (Euros) Why is it needed ( please give as much as details as possible)
1 Mappers’ internet.


37.5 12 months 450 This will allow the volunteers and community members to facilitate access to the internet to be able to contribute to the remote mapping during this project.
2 Trainers/osm and GIS 15 6 months 90 The trainers will help in providing skill to the mappers so that we can achieve our objective
3 Communication / talk time 20 12 months 240 Communication will be needed to help in communicating with mappers and all the planners in the project, this will help in the smooth running of the project.
4 Printing maps/ posters 20 20 400 Will help to have a clear picture of the places and sensitise the communities on what the program is all about.
5 T-shirt 11.83 150 1775 T-shirts will help in motivating our mappers and being visible to the public for security reasons.
6 laptop 216.67 3 650 The laptop will be needed for validating the work that will be done by the mapper. Since we have new mappers on board therefore it is very important that the quality of data is checked.
7 Werbner ZOOM 15 12 months 180 This will help us to hold online taring and pay for the zoom.
8 Best mappers prize (laptop) 200 2 400 At the end of the project 2 new mappers will chosen based on the way they have mapped and the quality of the data and the number of edits
10 Mapping parties 50 6 months 300 Mapping parties will be used as a tool of achieving our goal to make sure that areas are mapped. This will also motivate mappers
11 Bank changers 15 15 This money will be used to pay for bank charges when withdrawing the money
12 Administrative Cost 10% Project 400 This will be a lump sum for the administration.
Total 4900

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

It is recommended that this supports mission of the OSM Foundation and your local community. Please provide us with any information you think is relevant including the metrics you expect to achieve. Please write 100-200 words.

Since this project will be the first one in its kind in Zambia under YouthMappers, we will ensure and carry out a perfect remote mapping on buildings across the country. As earlier alluded to, the aim is to map unmapped areas in Zambia and produce the perfect free data which will be made available on OSM and government and other stakeholders. Upon achieving, it will further help on building the OSM community in Zambia. This will also make the government and organisation to appreciate the OSM as their data is being used in decision making, planning, budgeting, coordinating, controlling etc.

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.

This chapter does not receive any funding from any source at the moment.

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.

Yes, on capacity building. We antedate that this effort will likely need to map the communities in Zambia, thus, we therefore, request the OSMF to help on building capacity and an addition of mappers across the world to contribute to this project through remotely mapping. In addition, also help in terms of tools that can be suitable for this project.


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 Microgrants committee are final.

we do! Shadrick Siwale OSM username (Shadrick Jailos) Charles Chilufya OSM username (Charles96) Chomba Chishala OSM username (chomba chishala) Evelyn Tembo OSM username ( Evelyn Tembo)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

i endores to work with YouthMappers Unza 

We endorse working with the OSM-Zambia, ministry of local government, Zambia Statistical Agency as well(ZSA) former CSO, ministry of community development, different local communities as well as other YouthMappers chapters during the execution of this project.

  • I endorse this proposal. -- Øukasz (talk) 12:03, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I endorse this proposal. -- Rodolfo

I endorse this project.