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1818 H Street Northwest

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The Open Data Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) team, members of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), are hosting a mapping event in the World Bank Headquarters on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. The will bring attention to the numerous benefits of using geospatial data in providing solutions to development and disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Organized as part of Geography Awareness Week, the event will exhibit community and crowdsourced mapping initiatives, championed by World Bank teams, and their extensive partners in the mapping community. It will feature short panel discussions, a unique hands-on “mapathon” training experience, and lightning talks from experienced WB colleagues and mapping partners.


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11:00 - Opening Remarks. Moderated by Emma Phillips, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, GFDRR

Featuring: Bernice K. Van Bronkhorst; Director, GCCDR; Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, GGSCE; and Dina Ranarifidy, Urban Specialist, GSURR

11:20 - “Mapathon” Hands-On Training

  • Mikel Maron, Community Team Lead, Mapbox

  • Carrie Stokes, Chief Geographer and Director, Geocenter, USAID

  • Rachel Levine, GIS Training and Operations Coordinator, American Red Cross

  • Charles Fox, Special Assistant to the Chief Economist, GOST-WB

12:00 - Open Mapping & Lightning talks (4x)

WB colleagues, NGOs, government, and private sector partners will present their use of open source mapping tools and technology in their work.

1:45 - Closing Remarks


Participants can join us for all or part of the event. Teams of experienced mappers and project managers will be available to assist new mappers to the process.

*Please bring your laptop to participate in the mapping activity.

RSVP by Monday, November 12 to secure your spot!


Join us for this fun and unique mapping experience!


Best,


OpenDRI Team

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