Busy week

Short update about other activities after the rather technical post.

On Tuesday, we welcomed visitors from Norway to Kibera. A delegation from the Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development an UN-HABITAT was very interested in hearing about the activities of MapKibera.

Norwegian delegation from the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development came visit MapKibera on March 12th, 2011. Courtesy of Mark Iliffe (CC-SA).

Norwegian delegation from the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development came visit MapKibera on March 12th, 2011. Photo by Mark Iliffe (CC-SA).

On Friday, we completed the survey for water and sanitation in the pilot area of Mathare, that is villages No 10, Mashimoni, Mabatini. All open drains, toilets and open defecation areas have been added to OSM. We have two weeks to produce the report detailing the situation. We will also hold some training sessions and an evaluation of the mappers of Mathare. They’ve learned a lot in the last four months, now is a good time to check on their skills to better move on. As in Kibera, we will probably issue some kind of certificate.
By the way, I finally uploaded some photos of Mathare to picasa. Not well sorted, but I hope that give you an idea.

This week, Mark Iliffe honoured us with presence before heading to Lake Nakuru to work on flamingos. Funny coincidence, he was an exchange student in Nancy, France, my home town. Small world!

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