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Digital Champions: community led development monitoring in Tanzania - Janet Chapman (Tanzania Development Trust/Crowd2Map)

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This was presented at mySociety's TICTeC Show & Tell event, which was held virtually on 25 May 2021. More details on the event can be found here: https://tictec.mysociety.org/showandtells/2021

This was presented at mySociety's TICTeC Show & Tell event, which was held virtually on 25 May 2021. More details on the event can be found here: https://tictec.mysociety.org/showandtells/2021

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Digital Champions: community led development monitoring in Tanzania - Janet Chapman (Tanzania Development Trust/Crowd2Map)

  1. 1. Community mapping in Tanzania: a local solution towards SDG monitoring
  2. 2. Local FGM survivor and Hope Director Rhobi Samwelly Hope for Girls and Women supports: • FGM Activists • Outreach work • Safe Houses
  3. 3. This is rural Tanzania: This is Dar es Salaam:
  4. 4. Remote mappers from all over the world trace roads and buildings from satellite images to make a base map in OpenStreetMap – an open source map. Anyone with an internet connection can get involved – so please get in touch if you would like to help.
  5. 5. MAPPING ON MAPS.ME We train Digital Champions and other field mappers in rural Tanzania to add their local knowledge to the map using Maps.Me, a free smartphone app that works offline.
  6. 6. And train the police and activists to use the maps to quickly find and protect girls at risk. And also add missing places to the map.
  7. 7. We trained Digital Champions in each village in Serengeti to map their village, and to report GBV. Here new smartphone users see a map of their village for the first time.
  8. 8. Digital Champions were selected from the Women and Children’s Protection Committee by the village. They had never used a smartphone before. Training included how to use the phone that they were provided with. It also included a micro sd (memory) card with downloaded videos, books and other materials about agriculture, health and womens’ rights.
  9. 9. Digital Champions were trained how to report incidents of GBV using a free app called ODK, Open Data Kit. Incidents went to Social Welfare who dealt with them.
  10. 10. Digital Champions were joined into a WhatsApp group for ongoing training and support, as well as training in person and training visits by Safe House staff.
  11. 11. In Matare Village, after an introduction to the SDGs villagers were asked which were most relevant to their community.
  12. 12. Priorities were: • Access to healthcare • Access to clean water • Better roads to market
  13. 13. Next steps: Sample village every 6 months to track progress.
  14. 14. Janet Chapman j.chapman@tanzdevtrust.org @Crowd2Map

Editor's Notes

  • Remote mapping via tasking manager
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  • Training 1st time smartphone users
  • Creating village maps for the first time

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