Crowdsourcing and Emergency Response in Africa

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Crowdsourcing and Emergency Response in Africa

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

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