HeiGIT support for Humanitarian Village and Mapathon at Humanitarian Congress in Berlin 2019

On October 17/18th the Humanitarian Congress is organized in Berlin by Médecins Sans Frontières/Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World (MdM), German Red Cross (GRC) and Berlin Chamber of Physicians.

For more than 20 years, this congress brings together actors from the medical and humanitarian, governmental, media, and research world. These come together to share and discuss ideas all around theory and practice of humanitarian action.

HeiGIT`s objective is to improve knowledge and technology transfer from fundamental research in geoinformatics to practical applications, with a focus on humanitarian contexts. Therefore, we were also happy to join the event and present Missing Maps and our work in scope of the humanitarian village in a joint booth with our partners of GRC.

Attendees furthermore have the chance to actively support a Missing Maps project. We will host a mapathon in the scope of the congress, together with MSF Berlin and GRC, Thursday after the first congress day, at the Village Berlin Workshop space. Congress attendees are welcome to register and join, no previous knowledge necessary. Please find the registration link and further information here.

We will give a short introduction and will provide insights into Missing Maps and a GRC project to support “Forecast-based Action in Central Asiawhich will be collaboratively mapping for.

We are very looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

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