Janet Chapman

Janet Chapman is a trustee of Tanzania Development Trust and the founder of Crowd2Map Tanzania a crowdsourced mapping project mapping rural Tanzania for community development and to help protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation. She lives in London but spends much of her time in rural Tanzania. She was previously an elearning consultant and is passionate about the potential of technology, particularly mobile, in empowering rural African girls.

She is an active member of Missing Maps London.

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Building mapping communities in rural Tanzania – challenges, successes and lessons learnt
Janet Chapman

Crowd2Map Tanzania is a volunteer run crowdsourced project that has been mapping rural Tanzania since 2015. This talk will give an overview of some of the lessons learnt, particularly in building mapping communities in remote rural areas with first time smartphone users.

Community and Foundation
Track 2