Through a partnership with the Department of Geography at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger, students from the campus Geography Club will come together to form a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) to discover the needs and the stories of their surrounding community. Using OpenStreetMap tools, the team will learn skills needed to take part in a collaborative open-source humanitarian mapping project. Once they learn these mapping and citizen media skills, the participants will set off around the capital city and surrounding rural villages to map key landmarks such as schools, streets, and hospitals. They will also use other forms of citizen media to link the objects that they map with the needs of these communities. By accompanying this mapping process through regular updates to the project's blog and Twitter and Facebook accounts, this map will come to life with the stories and realities of Niger.
- Project Website: Coming Soon