[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

till.adams at fossgis.de till.adams at fossgis.de
Sun Oct 16 11:43:17 PDT 2016

Hi Marc, dear all!

Thanks for your answers, I added them to the WIKI,


Am 2016-10-16 20:19, schrieb Mark Iliffe:
> Hello Till, Cameron, All,
> Thank you for these questions, our responses are here:
> 1. We aim to submit our full financial calculation in our proposal 
> and
> are still in negotiation with the venue. Our budget will also change
> as seek additional sponsorship;
> 2. We do list two co-chairs, myself as a one international community
> member with experience of organising a FOSS4G previously (Nottingham,
> 2013) and a Msilikale Msilanga, a Tanzanian based community member 
> who
> has worked extensively in building local communities in Tanzania and
> elsewhere. We feel that this combination allows us to bridge both
> communities and to ensure that we can deliver the most relevant
> conference, not just for the emerging local geo/tech scene but for 
> the
> international one too;
> 3. We will have a full schedule of workshops, that will be included 
> in
> the price of the full conference ticket, we would also aim to release
> workshop only tickets as well. As per previous FOSS4Gs we’d aim for
> a community selection of workshops (and main program) to ensure that
> the workshops reflect the desire of the community;
> 4. The $100,000 from the World Bank is a recognition of the need for
> 'Geo' in countries like Tanzania. I’ve worked for the World Bank for
> the past five years, mostly in Tanzania but also elsewhere in East
> Africa, as a Geospatial Specialist in the ICT Group, now I’m moving
> over to the Urban sector. I manage the http://ramanihuria.org/ [13]
> project aimed at making informally developed communities in Dar es
> Salaam more resilient to natural hazards. This has led to one of the
> largest community mapping projects, with residents across Dar es
> Salaam working with OSM to map their communities. Now we have very
> finely detailed maps, these can be used for resilience and community
> planning, but also urban planning etc. _How can we now use this 
> data?_
> The answer for us has been through training local and national
> government in tools like QGIS and Grass, this builds fluency and
> capacity in geo. This is the crux of the support from the World Bank
> for this, by holding a FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam it would act as a
> lightning rod to kickstart this, our mission is to eliminate extreme
> poverty and raise prosperity in countries. The correct use of
> geospatial data and tools to maximise value from this is crucial, now
> we have data need to build fluency in the tools. The money would go 
> to
> support attendance from the Tanzanian Government to workshops and the
> main program, paying for the venue, PCO, scholarships etc. As per
> point one, this would be detailed fully in our proposal.
> If there are any further questions or points for clarification, 
> please
> don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
> Best,
> Mark
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Maria Antonia Brovelli
>> <maria.brovelli at polimi.it [1]> wrote:
>> Dear Tanzania team
>> Can you please add pieces of information about workshops (I don't
>> see them
>> mentioned in your proposal).
>> Are they (Tanzania) included in the cost of the Conference.
>> Many thanks!
>> Best!
>> Maria
> On 16 Oct 2016, at 12:49,
> Links:
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> [1] mailto:maria.brovelli at polimi.it
> [2] http://www.gaia3d.com/
> [3] mailto:venka.osgeo at gmail.com
> [4] mailto:Conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
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> [10] 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere_International_Airport
> [11] mailto:shshin at gaia3d.com
> [12] mailto:Conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
> [13] http://ramanihuria.org/

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