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Inside Map Kibera: A Brown Bag Discussion

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)


Interested to hear about Map Kibera, Kenya’s OpenStreetMap mapping and media project based in the informal settlement of Kibera, from one of the original members and current local coordinator? What it’s like to cover your community as a journalist and mapper, starting from zero computer experience? Dealing with the challenges of your own neighborhood, a slum of 300,000 people, trying to make a difference with technology and open data? 


Then join us for a frank discussion and open Q&A with Joshua Ogure, a Kibera native who has risen from Flip video journalist trainee to leader of Kibera News Network, coordinator of the Open Schools Kenya project and overall coordinator of Map Kibera Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. He’s here for the first time on a fellowship program with IREX and the US government and is looking forward to sharing.

This event is being organized by the Ground Truth Initiative and the OpenGov Hub.