Proposals in Niger

April 2, 2013

Finalist: Mapping for Niger

The project will create a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) by training and mobilizing Nigerien students in ‘collaborative open source humanitarian mapping’ to increase inclusive information sharing in crisis preparedness, international solidarity and citizen agency through targeted digital capacity building and outreach. The VTC will then engage key humanitarian actors in Niger to contribute to OpenStreetMap, a free online mapping tool. This initiative will train motivated youth in an employable skill, encourage volunteerism, and promote the active use of social media for positive outcomes.

March 2, 2013

Niger: Mapping for Niger

The project will create a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) by training and mobilizing Nigerien students in ‘collaborative open source humanitarian mapping’ to increase inclusive information sharing in crisis preparedness, international solidarity and citizen agency through targeted digital capacity building and outreach. The VTC will then engage key humanitarian actors in Niger to contribute to OpenStreetMap, a free online mapping tool.

Niger: Harobanda – Je suis fier de toi!

The project will reinforce a local grassroots organization that provides children living in Harobanda, Niamey’s poorest neighborhood, with afterschool classes and sports. The project will couple these existing initiatives with a targeted training program on digital and social media, providing invaluable skills and giving them a voice, while sharing their life with all its dignity and everyday challenges.