Putting Dar es Salaam dala dalas on the map

For many residents of Dar es Salaam, taking the dala dala is an everyday necessity. With over 200 routes across the city, dala dalas are medium-sized buses providing the cheapest way to move around and essential transportation for many. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the world (the third largest in Africa and ninth in the world), Dar es Salaam’s population of 4.3 million is expected to increase to 7 million by 2025 and transportation is, and will continue to be a factor in the quality of life for residents. Transportation routes…Read more

Mapping drainage in Dar es Salaam

Collection of waterways and drainage of Dar es Salaam in progress IMAGE CREDIT: Mapbox/OpenStreetMap (markiliffe) Every year during the rainy season, Dar suffers from devastating floods that wipe out roads, destroy houses, and result in deaths, sickness, and millions of dollars worth of damages. By helping communities to map their wards, Ramani Huria is able to support disaster prevention and response to areas that were previously off the map, literally. One key element of these maps is drainage systems. We have dedicated mappers working to ensure these, as well as wetland zones and…Read more

Mapping complete in Kigogo, Manzese, Vingunguti, and Mzimuni

Maps are presented to community members in Kigogo (left) and Vingunguti (right) wards PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria Closing community forums took place in four wards of Dar es Salaam on Friday 9th of October. Mapping was completed in the wards of Kigogo; Manzese; Vingunguti; Mzimuni. Four wards prior to mapping, clockwise from top-left: Kigogo; Manzese; Vingunguti; Mzimuni.  PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria The four wards were mapped during September and October by students (from University of Dar es Salaam & Ardhi University), volunteers from the Red Cross, and community members from each ward.  The…Read more

Mapping Begins in Four New Wards, Manzese, Mzimuni, Kigogo and Vingunguti

Despite the rains, the community forum opens in Mzimuni ward CREDIT: Ramani Huria Phase 3 of Ramani Huria’s mapping of Dar es Salaam began on Friday 11th of September with opening community forums being held in Manzese, Mzimuni, Kigogo and Vingunguti. Kigogo ward before mapping started CREDIT: Ramani Huria Building on the work in other flood-prone wards across the city, Ramani Huria will extend mapping to four additional wards. These wards will be mapped by students from Ardhi University and the University of Dar es Salaam, in collaboration with community members from the…Read more

Mapping launched in six additional wards of Dar es Salaam

@AndrewGwantwa explains how GPS works to community members at the Mabibo Community Forum PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria As part of our continuing work to map Dar es Salaam, Ramani Huria began mapping an additional six wards of the city: Makumbusho; Makurumla; Mabibo; Mburahati; Msasani; and Keko A community forum in Msasani Ward PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria The mapping was launched with community forums in each of the wards on July 13-14th. The forums drew together community members from the respective wards and students who have been assigned to work with the community and…Read more

Mapping Tabata Ward

Ramani Huria began mapping Tabata ward on 7th October and completed mapping on 6th November 2015. Tabata is an administrative ward in Ilala district in western Dar Es Salaam and according to the 2012 census has a population of 46,228. Tabata ward before mapping began SOURCE: OpenStreetMap apping was launched in the ward with an opening community forum, taking place at the ward office, and attendance included: Tabata Ward Executive Officer (WEO); eight Mtaa Executive Officers (MEOs), five Mtaa chairmen; eight community members; and representatives from the Ramani Huria team. An opening community…Read more
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