State of the Map Africa 2021

Taiwo Ogunwumi

Taiwo is a GIS expert and Environmental Risk Consultant with five years of working experience in GIS field survey and cartography mapping within the humanitarian and disaster management sector. Having contributed immensely to humanitarian support aid in Northeastern Nigeria and currently working with the UN International Organisation for Migration as a GIS and Information Management Consultant. He is passionate about Volunteered Geographic Information/Crowd-source mapping for Sustainable Development and Disaster response which led him to the founding of Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative .

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Community mapping to improve Flood preparedness in Nigeria
Taiwo Ogunwumi, Opeyemi Olatunde

Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative is a group of indigenous volunteers who contributes to the mapping buildings and other critical infrastructure of various flood-prone communities in Nigeria. The initiative contributes to open data mapping to enhanced disaster preparedness and effective flood response in Nigeria. In the year 2021, the initiative hosted numerous mapathon events and training on the use of OSM for the new members, GRMI also collaborates with other International Youthmappers to collectively map various communities. Those mapped buildings are further used to build interactive flood early warning maps which are accessible to the public.

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