Equipping University Students with Digital Geospatial Skills– More than 10,000 Flood Data Points Mapped in Eight Weeks

Photo: Chris Morgan, World Bank Training and working with university students has been a core part of the Ramani Huria project since it started in 2015. Since then, we have trained over 1,000 university students in industrial placements, equipping them with the valuable open geospatial skills they can use in their careers. While training students, we have also been able to collect a variety of datasets to support urban resilience programs, particularly flood preparedness in Dar es Salaam. Over these past five years, we have improved our skills-sharing with students. This not only…Read more

Resilience Academy supports 200 University Students to Gain Geospatial Digital Skills

Since 2019, the Resilience Academy has been supporting students’ industrial training—an internship program that normally goes up to eight weeks. The aim is to support students participating in practical activities and increase their skills especially digital skills. Resilience Academy is a partnership between four academic institutions in Tanzania: Ardhi University (ARU), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), and State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) with the University of Turku (UTU) from Finland. The skills that students will acquire include mobile data collection using OpenData Kit (ODK)—an open-source software for…Read more

Ramani Huria Now Under Tanzania Resilience Academy

On 29th July 2019, the Ramani Huria (RH) summer industrial training project entered a new era of management and administration, shifting from the direct management by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to being managed by universities, i.e. University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Ardhi University (ARU) and the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) as the Tanzania Resilience Academy (RA). The RA has established cooperation between Tanzanian universities and the University of Turku in Finland together with national and international actors interested in working on urban resilience and flooding issues. Through the RA, multiple…Read more

Ramani Huria Trains 150 Students in OpenStreetMap Tools

PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria Following the community mapping  for flood resilience scale up workshop that took place on Monday 6th July, 2015 many students in attendance were inspired and motivated to join the Ramani Huria project, using maps to help reduce the effects of yearly seasonal floods. Ramani Huria signed up one hundred fifty students for training in mapping, including final year students from University of Dar es Salaam and internship students from Ardhi University. Example of JOSM in use. PHOTO CREDIT: Ramani Huria The students who signed up following the workshop participated…Read more