Proposals in Mapping

March 3, 2013

India: Empowering Slums through Active Citizen Media

There are about eight large slums in Bhubaneswar struggling with poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation facilities, clean drinking water etc. VIEWS would train two volunteers to use the participatory rural appraisal tools (PRA) to identify issues in the various slums and prepare a micro plan. These issues will be documented and uploaded in various social media and blogs on a regular basis thus highlighting them before a larger forum.

Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Gorilla Trek

Project involves working with communities belonging to different tourism destinations. During the project, we organize story camps at their localities to train local tourism traders and local journalists to upload contents on internet related to interesting events and activities in their localities. thats increase the digital footprint of those community and support tourism in those area.


The project aims to form a network of local NGOs or charity organisations who are working in rural zimbabwe and have limited access to the top of the range ICT technology. The will be basically a website where the local NGOs will be incorporated as members of the network. This will show case the activities of these NGOs and the local communities thereby providing the digital media for the underpriviledged.

Pakistan: Capacity Building (Gender Mainstreaming) of Community Activists

This project will be implemented at Unioun Council(UC) Lamnian,district Hattian,AJ&K.Ther total 80 community activists will be trained in the field of Gender main streaming and women empowerment.They will be sensitized that why the participation of the women in development is most important and we can not ensure the real development in the region with out the active and productive participation of the women in all fields of the development.

Malawi: Indigenous Asset Protection Project

Indigenous Asset Protection Project aims at equipping the local communities to ably record and take stock of their indigenous assets and developing and taking actions to protect, preserve and reclaim these assets such as land, soil, water, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, crops, plants, rivers/water sources, mountains, cultures and traditions, languages, livelihoods, medicine and health, etc and learn from and share with the global village online

Somaliland: Youth Empowerment through Sustainable Livelihood Project

capacity building includes:(i) community mobilization and advocacy skills (ii) negotiation and networking skills and value chain development mainly consist of poor and vulnerable communities of Burao city and other ethnic minority groups that also form the major part of the population in the city.

Mexico: The Mapping of Femicide in the State of Mexico

It will train a group of 30 women to develop a public platform through interactive maps, using tools like google earth and google maps. This will share data, pictures and information about places where there have been disappearances of women and femicide according to news reports and local information, which will help to raise awareness of violence in the State of Mexico and for the government to guarantee the rights of women.

March 2, 2013

Colombia: La Toma Roots

Recover the historical memory of the community Afro Colombian La Toma, in the department of Cauca. Empowering young people of the community in the use and appropriation of digital communication tools that allow them to present their cultural and ancestral heritage. We define three processes: 1. Collect information on the community through interviews and documents 2. Curated information 3. Publication and dissemination of knowledge

Nigeria: EmpowerFarmers

empowerFarmers aims to educate local and subsistence farmers living in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on how to use tools like the internet, blog, digital photography and mobile phones to share their farming experience with a wider audience so as to give them a voice and improve farming conditions.

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.