[HOT] HOT's Mission

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mon Sep 26 04:38:07 BST 2011


Hi Maning,

Totally agree, I would hope we would be supporting local groups rather
than competing with them!  That is what we are moving towards in
Haiti, the difference being that a local group didn't previously
exist.

And if local groups do need help with advocacy such as yours, let us know.

Best,

Kate

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am very happy to know that HOT is looking at the more strategic and
> long term objectives of the group.  This is a great affirmation of
> what an "adhoc" group can achieve and contribute to in the long term.
>
> Some of my personal thoughts below:
>
> The Haiti and Indonesian experience provides a wealth of insights on
> how HOT should engage with humanitarian work and international
> economic development.
> I do believe that HOT should enable local capacity and should not in
> any way "compete" with local initiatives.  For example, there maybe
> local efforts to using OSM data in humanitarian work and local
> development.  HOT should in a way support them rather than creating
> new projects towards a similar goal.
>
> In my country, there are numerous efforts on participatory GIS
> (although not necessarily OSM) within various organizations, perhaps
> HOT can work with these existing orgs?
>
> One great strength of HOT is the visibility of its efforts in major
> international aid groups (such as the UN), perhaps HOT can support
> local initiatives to link with these international groups?
>
> HOT can also focus on a wide range of advocacy areas that can assist
> local groups in enhancing the map.  For example, imagery availability
> during activation (I know some of the board are working on already).
>
> Just some ideas you might consider.
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 3:01 AM, Lisa Sweeney <lsweenstar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with what Aaron stated and in my opinion education could be
>> considered a part of economic development.
>>
>> -Lisa
>> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Aaron Huslage <huslage at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> It stands to reason that Development work improves our ability to function
>>> long-term by allowing us to create the infrastructure we need. We can
>>> operate more efficiently and broaden our talent pool, adding to our
>>> capacity.
>>
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