OSM Fiji and the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant

Three communities in the Asia-Pacific have been selected as recipients of the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant via HOT OSM. Of these three communities, OSM Fiji was one of them!

Existing open geospatial community in Fiji at the 2020 FOSS4G Oceania Conference Fiji Hub. Photo credits: Nemaia Koto

OSM Fiji (Fiji) aims through the provided microgrant to work closely with our existing local community to establish operational datasets for disaster risk reduction that are open, accessible, verifiable, and locally owned. We will conduct community awareness workshops on open data, implement local mapathons, and local community mapping in the Suva-Lami area.

Through this project we will be working hard to form local, regional, and internal relationships to empower intersectoral participation in the use of OSM, particularly for disaster risk resilience in Fiji.

We’re excited to get our activities off the ground and look forward to seeing you at our events. If you have any queries for the OSMFiji team please contact us via OSMFiji@gmail.com

The panel of judges who selected these projects included Yunzhi Lin and Chris Leggett from Facebook and HOT Voting Members Arnalie Vicaryo and Adhitya Dido.

For more information about communities that have been awarded microgrants, visit https://www.hotosm.org/community/community-grants/.

The Community Impact Microgrants 2021 program is kindly supported by Facebook.

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