State of the Map Africa 2021

Neelam Thapa Magar

Neelam Thapa Magar is a Project Coordination and Research Officer at Naxa Private Limited, a Geo-IT service provider company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Neelam supports the GIS team at Naxa by documenting, managing and reporting project outputs relevant to disaster risk reduction and management. She is also the focal person of communication and coordination between her team of GIS professionals and various national and international humanitarian agencies.

She holds a Master Degree in Human and Natural Resources Studies from Kathmandu University School of Arts. She also received the ERASMUS scholarship to study in Bielefeld University, Germany for a semester during her graduate study. Her subjects of interest revolve around human geography, people and places and risk management. She enjoys home cooking and loves to watch grand slam tournaments.

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Mapping Remote Nepal for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
Neelam Thapa Magar, Shweta Khanal

Mapping remote Nepal is a part of the emergency preparedness and response project implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme Nepal, focused on tracing local trail routes and mapping community infrastructures and hazards in some of the most remote districts (Humla, Bajhang and Bajura) of far west Nepal. Collection of spatial data on local trails, risk hazards, constraints and infrastructures relevant to emergency preparedness through capacity development of local human resources and making the data and outputs available to local governments, humanitarian agencies and relevant stakeholders through OpenStreetMap were the major scope of work under this project.

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