Johanes Petro Machela
Community Mapping supervisor, Open data consultant and Project Supervisor, Best trainer award on the Open Data Day community mapping training March 2018 in collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Tanzania Development Trust training covered open data, OpenStreetMap, ID editor, Maps.me, Field Papers, Kobo Collect, OpenDataKit, OpenMapKit, JOSM, and QGIS.
I participated in different projects countrywide level and outside the country, Projects Like Tanzania Rural electrification (Tanzania Minigrid), REA Phase III as well as Zambia off-grid, Lusaka Facilities, and Sanitation Programme as GIS and Open Data Expert.
Data availability plays a great role in informing decisions in most sectors. In Tanzania, there has been a huge data gap especially in open data to support decisions and make a visible analysis of the situation and to what extent different geographical locations are affected differently by such problems. Mapping mills across the country will help actors understand the specific locations, distribution and capacity of each mill in the country and in turn help to analyze food situations in terms of storage and security within places moved by Sustainable Development Goal “Zero hunger” and “Good health and well-being.