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Wednesday, May 17 • 14:15 - 14:55
Open mapping for SDGs LIMITED

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In 2014 we did mapping of schools in Kibera from which we developed a data portal(website) showing all the schools in Kibera and by clicking on a specific school you can be able a profile of the school from the photos of the school to information about the school. After we finished the project the biggest question that we were being asked is how we are going to use the data that we have collected and how the schools and are going to benefit from it. One of the ways that we work with the data is through sharing it with relevant stakeholders and policy makers, we also print out the maps and share them out to the schools. Recently the government of Kenya started a project of building across Kibera, through the data of schools that we have, we realized that there are several schools that will be affected by the project meaning the schools will be demolished. What follows is a number of students will end up dropping out of schools or looking for alternative schools. From that we are currently working another map that will the number of schools that will be affected, the number of students that will be affected and also the number of teachers who will end up loosing their jobs. We intend to share this maps with the schools so they can use them for advocacy and even keeping the government accountable and championing for equality and the right to access quality education for the children in those schools without any form of interruption.

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Zacharia Muindi

Lead Mapper, Map Kibera Trust
I am 28 years old, I reside in Nairobi, Kenya. I work with Map Kibera as the lead mapper, I have worked there from when it began in 2009 up to date. I was part of the first team that mapped out Kibera and developed a digital map of the area. I have also participated in different mapping... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 14:15 - 14:55 IST