JOIN US! World Bank Mapathon for Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

OpenDRI and GFDRR invite you to participate in our mapping event in the World Bank Headquarters on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This Mapathon seeks to bring attention to the numerous benefits of using geospatial data in providing solutions to development and disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives.

Organized as part of Geography Awareness Week, the event will be an exhibition of community and crowdsourced mapping initiatives, championed by World Bank teams and our extensive network of partners in the mapping community. It will feature a short panel discussion, a unique hands-on “mapathon” training experience, and lightning talks from experienced World Bank colleagues and mapping partners. Teams of experienced mappers and project managers will be available to introduce new mappers to the process.

Attendees will learn about innovative collaborative mapping methodologies to capture information for DRR initiatives while listening to lightning talks on machine learning, sustainable mapping practices and data collection. Attendees may come and leave at any point. Light lunch will be provided.



11:00  Opening Remarks
Moderator: Emma Phillips, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, GFDRR
Featuring: Bernice K. Van Bronkhorst, Director, GCCDR; Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, GGSCE; and Dina Ranarifidy, Urban Specialist, GSURR.

11:20  “Mapathon” Hands-On Training

12:00  Open Mapping & Lightning talks
World Bank colleagues, NGOs, government, and private sector partners will present their use of open source mapping tools and technology in their work.
Mikel Maron, Community Team Lead, Mapbox
Carrie Stokes, Chief Geographer and Director, Geocenter, USAID
Rachel Levine, GIS Training and Operations Coordinator, American Red Cross
Charles Fox, Special Assistant to the Chief Economist, GOST-WB

1:45  Closing Remarks

Please bring your laptop to participate in the mapping activity.

Location: World Bank Atrium, 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20433
Visitors enter through the east doors.

Secure your spot today! REGISTER HERE

We look forward to mapping with you.