State of the Map Africa 2021

Msilikale Msilanga

Msilikale Msilikale is a former student of Ramani Tandale project in 2011 which is one of the original World Bank pilot projects for community mapping using OpenStreetMap. Msilikale has acquired more experiences since then by organizing Mapathons, training university students and other OSM communities using OSM tools. However, his background is in Geospatial, urban planning, and community mapping. Msilikale has been working with World Bank and other partners after his Masters. Now he is working as a project coordinator to deliver resilience academy programs for Mass internship program, e-learning materials development, research and geospatial climate risk database.


Student internship model as an innovative way to enhance skills
Msilikale Msilanga

This talk is based on the experiences from the Resilience Academy project in Tanzania, where students are engaged in a mass-internship program for a period of 8-12 weeks. The student internship model of the Resilience Academy is designed to work with the local organisations to conduct geospatial data collection campaigns based on the use of various open-source data and tools combined with community mapping and digital online working. Simultaneously, students’ exposure to practical training during the internship provides them with relevant applied geospatial skills, which increase their future employment opportunities and participation in informed decision-making.

Room 2