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About Us

WHO ARE WE?

MapUganda is a registered NGO working in and out of Kampala, across Uganda, and promotes community mapping, generates map awareness, actively pledges open data sets and builds a network of enthusiastic mappers in Uganda.

All activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. OSM is a map and database whereby the stored geographic data is owned by the contributors themselves: allowing everyone to view, create, use this information for free, in new and innovative ways.

OUR MISSION

The mission of MapUganda is to have a vibrant OpenStreetMap community in Uganda: united, organised and growing to assist, and get involved in National and global development goals.

OUR VISION

To have a greater capacity for open data, open source, and applying these principles to assist organizations, individuals locally and internationally to manage and solve social, economic and community challenges

OUR VALUES

  • Integrity, Transparency and Accountability: underpin the approach of all organizational management, volunteers and support staff to their duties and responsibilities. All personnel are expected to be truthful, reliable, and accountable for their actions.
  • Teamwork: is key to the successful achievement of MapUganda‚Äôs endeavours,right from the sharing of a common vision, mission and objectives, to the mutual support that individuals are expected to extend to one another to ensure cost effective implementation of planned activities
  • Excellence: High level of quality delivery in all MapUganda work.
  • Flexibility: Responding to the evolving needs of our clients, donors, members and the international development sector through ongoing activities.
  • Equity: MapUganda shall not discriminate any employee on the basis of their nationality, gender, health, and ability. Equal opportunities rights shall be emphasized and encouraged.

OBJECTIVES

  • To build a network of mappers throughout Uganda.
  • To provide training and capacity building that will enable individuals and organizations manage social, economic and community challenges.
  • Set up programs to promote awareness of the organization activities among citizens
  • To create opportunities for members in the network to engage in global sustainable development initiatives.
  • To promote innovations from community members that will provide solutions to challenges in their communities for social and economic development.
  • To create resilient communities that can respond to local, national and global efforts that meet sustainable development goals.
  • Take part and facilitate mapping initiatives within the East African Community, the African continent, and the global community.
  • Provide training in OpenStreetMap and open data.
  • Providing training in cartographic tools and skills to businesses, universities, government agencies and NGOs.
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