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Community Mapping and Open Development in Dar Es Salaam

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Dar Es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, so local authorities with support from the World Bank and Twaweza, a regional NGO, are using information and communication technologies (ICT) to document the Tandale Ward just west of the city’s center. Before the city begins building roads, streetlights, solid waste disposal …

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Horn of Africa Aid Map

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Developed by InterAction as an NGO Aid Map initiative, the “Horn of Africa Aid Map” has mapped 98 aid and development projects in East Africa working to relieve famine. This map hopes to increase transparency and improve the decision-making process by “facilitating partnerships and [improving] coordination among those working in the region [to help] NGOs, …

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A New Country is Mapped

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July 9th, 2011, marks the day of independence for Southern Sudan. Google is working with the World Bank, UNITAR-UNOSAT, and the Regional Center for Mapping  and Resource Development (RCMRD), along with several NGOs and over a hundred South Sudanese community members to map this newly established country. The importance of this effort is stated by …

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