[HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] USIP Call for Proposals: "Participatory Digital Mapping, Local Media, and Community Engagement"

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Tue Mar 27 15:40:19 BST 2012


There are possibilities in Haiti involving also local media partners
(and communities, of course). Nicolas has just contacted partners who
are in touch with them.



Le 27/03/2012 16:04, Kate Chapman a écrit :
> Hi Harry,
> I don't think with these types of proposals they always have to cover
> everything.  I think just having infrastructure mapped can sometimes
> help with peacebuilding, because then you can look are resources.  A
> similar example that HOT has worked on is to map IDP camps in Haiti
> for example by having that information available the effected
> population can be more aware of what is going on.
> There are also potentials for proposals where base data could be used
> to then start a large conversation.  We would probably need a
> community partner for that though.
> -Kate
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Harry Wood <mail at harrywood.co.uk> wrote:
>> Given that we clearly tick the box for Participatory Digital Mapping, and have a lot to say about community engagement too, I'd say it would make sense for HOT to be submitting a grant application to USIP. There's a little more information about the mapping side of things within a PDF linked at the bottom of that site.
>> http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/priority-grant-competition
>> "The focus of this year’s Communication for
>> Peacebuilding solicitation is to support projects that
>> strengthen the impact of participatory digital
>> mapping initiatives by using local media and
>> community organizations to increase information
>> input from affected populations and information use
>> by relevant peacebuilding actors. "
>> A hard sell might be to explain what maps can offer for "peace building", but this seems to be accepted as a premise of the grant funding. I think the main challenge then is to devise a plan involving "using local media and community organisations".
>> Harry
>> ________________________________
>> From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
>> To: hot at openstreetmap.org
>> Sent: Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 23:59
>> Subject: [HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] USIP Call for Proposals: "Participatory Digital Mapping, Local Media, and Community Engagement"
>> Hi All,
>> I think we should use this as an opportunity to brain storm opportunities to work in places we've responded remotely in the past.  Or other ideas as well.
>> Best,
>> -Kate
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Anand Varghese <vargheseanand at gmail.com>
>> Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:05 AM
>> Subject: [CrisisMappers] USIP Call for Proposals: "Participatory Digital Mapping, Local Media, and Community Engagement"
>> To: crisismappers at googlegroups.com
>> Hello All
>> The U.S. Institute of Peace’s Communication for Peacebuilding Priority
>> Grant Competition seeks to support innovative practice and research
>> designed to increase our understanding of how communication flows and
>> technology can best be leveraged to improve the practice of
>> peacebuilding. The theme of the 2012 competition is “Participatory
>> Digital Mapping, Local Media, and Community Engagement,” and the
>> entire call for proposals is available at
>> http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/priority-grant-competition#CFP.
>> Please note that concept notes are due to USIP by April 6, 2012.
>> Projects are being funded in the range of $40,000 -- $60,000. USIP
>> Staff Contact: Elizabeth Murray, cfp at usip.org.
>> Cheers,
>> Anand Varghese
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