Celebrating GeoAwareness Week with @atamerica

ABOUT THE EVENT

November 13th–19th is Geography Awareness Week. OSM GeoWeek 2016 calls on community groups, teachers, students, governments, private sector, map lovers, and motivated individuals around the world to come together to celebrate geography, spatial data and its usage especially in humanitarian response, disaster preparedness, innovation and economic development.

Over 120 events are organized around the world by institutions partnering with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Organization (HOT), including Missing Maps, the U.S. State Department (MapGive), USAID (YouthMappers), the Peace Corps, National Geographic, and the World Bank’s GFDRR. OSM GeoWeek presents a great opportunity for community members to come together and learn to map to reduce disaster risks and to address public crises.

HOT is a worldwide nonprofit organization, registered in the United States [501(c)(3)] with offices in Washington D.C., USA and Jakarta, Indonesia. HOT Indonesia, together with @america, will celebrate the week for Indonesian communities by organizing a talkshow that can educate, inspire and increase Indonesian public in their awareness and participation on the use of open-source and open spatial data for development. We invite Geographic Information System enthusiasts, OpenStreetMap communities as well as HOT’s organization partners and university students as audience. This will become a great networking avenue for likeminded people who are eager to learn more on the best practices that enable public to contribute in enriching, developing, making use of and/or safeguarding data for development.

DETAILS:

Place: @america, Pacific Place Mall, 3rd Floor, Jakarta

Time: Friday, November 18, 14.00-16.00 WIB

 

HOST: 

– Mr. Kevin Hendrawan, TV Host – Youtuber – Young Activist for Climate Change.

 

SPEAKERS:

– Mr. Imaduddin Amin, Data Engineer at the United Nations Pulse Lab Jakarta;

– Mr. Faizal Thamrin, Information Management Expert at the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA);

– Mr. Adi Kurniawan, Geographic Spatial Information Officer at the Disaster Management Innovation (DMInnovation);

– Mr. Yantisa Akhadi, Project Manager at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia;

– Ms. Tirza Reinata, Director at Tusk Advisory — advising for the One Map Policy, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs / Kemenko Perekonomian;

– Opening Remarks by USAID Representative.

 

Register here: bit.ly/osmgeoweek

 

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Biondi Sima
Biondi Sima
Biondi is a Communications Specialist in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia. He studied International Economic Policy and Sustainable Development in SciencesPo Paris and Peking University Beijing.

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