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Crowdsourcing and Emergency Response in Africa

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  • 1. OLUDOTUN BABAYEMI Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response Vienna, 5-6 July 2011
  • 2.
    • 448. 1 million Mobile Subscribers alone are in Africa (http://bit.ly/drndcQ)
    • 11.4% of Internet traffic comes from Africa (http://bit.ly/AKbO5)
  • 3.
    • Used at the Last elections in Nigeria to make Vote Social.
    • www.revoda.org
  • 4.
    • ER Managers in these countries are not opened to new technologies.
    • Authentication of Information from the Crowd Might not be possible or feasible.
  • 5.
    • Capacity Building on how to leverage on crowdsource mapping, and satellite imageries
    • Collaboration between ER Managers and Crowdsource Mappers
  • 6.
    • Create Awareness on leveraging on Space Based Images and Crowdsource Mapping in different countries
  • 7.
    • Create Crisis Camps at Regional or State Levels comprising of these 3 stakeholders
  • 8.
    • Open and Create a steady monitoring team with an aggressive communication strategy
  • 9. Thank-you Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response Vienna, 5-6 July 2011

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