[HOT] Seeking nomination for the board elections

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 17:05:04 UTC 2015


Merci Fofana.

Jorieke, Thank you for you dedication to local communities. And welcome as
a fellow nominee.

Heather
On Mar 9, 2015 8:01 PM, "FOFANA BAZO BAGNOUMANA" <fofana.13bazo at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi everyone
> I work with Jorieke for three weeks in a country in West Africa on OSM.
> I can tell you that his method of working with local communities is
> impressive. It has easy contact with communities and is very attentive and
> passionate about his work.
> I think that HOT gain much to have person like in CA
>
> forgive all sins (excusez toutes fautes)
>
> 2015-03-09 15:06 GMT+00:00 Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>:
>
>>
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> This is great news! Thank you so much for running for Board member
>> Jorieke!
>>
>> Jorieke is exactly the kind of person I think we will be lucky to have
>> sit on our Board. She is an enthusiastic supporter of local OSM communities
>> and backs up her talk with action and field work!
>>
>> Her on the ground experience empowering local groups and helping build
>> capacities around the world will be priceless to HOT as we work to increase
>> out support and encouragement of local HOT and OSM groups.
>>
>> One does not need to work with Jorieke for very long to appreciate her
>> dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism.
>>
>> Jorieke I look forward to seeing you on the HOT Board and working with
>> you to help make your vision for HOTs priorities a reality whether I am on
>> the Board or not.
>>
>> It is my pleasure to nominate Jorieke Vyncke for the Humanitarian
>> OpenStreetMap Team Board of Directors.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
>>
>> On 3/9/2015 11:12 AM, Jorieke Vyncke wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>>
>>> After seeing all the discussions, mails and reflecting a long time, I
>>> finally decided.
>>>
>>> To run.
>>>
>>> Not to run away, but to run for the board.
>>>
>>>
>>> In my eyes the heart of HOT is the community, not the board. Because in
>>> the community, that’s where things are happening: all the remote
>>> volunteers mapping for an ebola task, people on a Missing Maps Mapathon,
>>> data collection with motorbikes by the Togolese OSM-community,
>>> translating LearnOSM into Indonesian, giving a presentation on a
>>> conference, coding to improve the Tasking Manager, … and this to work
>>> towards our common goal of humanitarian aid and local development
>>> everywhere in the world.
>>>
>>>
>>> This is what the board in my eyes needs to facilitate, to support and to
>>> make decisions towards.
>>>
>>>
>>> How would I try to work towards this as a board member?
>>>
>>>   * We need to support local OSM-communities in every way we can. This,
>>>     by among others setting up projects to support and create local OSM
>>>     communities everywhere in the world. Big budget, but also very low
>>>     budget.
>>>
>>>   * We need to support individual and group projects popping up in our
>>>     HOT-community. Some magnificent examples: MapLesotho, Missing Maps,
>>>     Projet EOF, Mapazonia, … This we can do by sharing the tools we
>>>     made, exchanging ideas and sharing advice, knowledge and experiences.
>>>
>>>   * We need to give the membership and the broader HOT community a
>>>     bigger voice by more transparency and the creation of discussion on
>>>     the direction and vision of HOT. Democracy is more than a yearly
>>>     election.
>>>
>>>   * We need to outreach more towards atypical mapper profiles, like
>>>     mine. In addition to the development of tools and software, we need
>>>     to stimulate and support the organization of social mapping events.
>>>     In this way we can create a bigger diversity in our community.
>>>
>>> My vision on what direction the board has to go, flows directly out of
>>> my experiences of volunteering remotely, but most important out of my
>>> experiences of going and mapping on the field. I did several field trips
>>> the last three years, to build and support local OSM communities in the
>>> Central African Republic, Cameroun, Senegal, DRC and Bangladesh [1].
>>> This resulted also in a good knowledge of the field of humanitarian and
>>> development organizations: big international NGOs and local
>>> universities, organisations of the UN-system and small local
>>> associations …. Isn’t this an advantage to have in the board too?
>>> Further I will be based in Africa the next one or two years. I’m leaving
>>> in a big week for Mali to work as a GIS officer for the Belgian
>>> Development Agency. So I’ll have the opportunity not only being a HOT
>>> volunteer, but also using the data we create and giving feedback from a
>>> user side.
>>>
>>>
>>> Now you know a little bit more what you will get if I’m elected. :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> I know I’m a little late with presenting myself, but you still have some
>>> time to ask me everything you want (the last day of the election is the
>>> 27^th of march). Also after the election I’m open for discussions,
>>> questions and just chatting, because this is how we move forward!
>>>
>>>
>>> Jorieke
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> [1] More on my OSM profile <http://www.openstreetmap.org/
>>> user/Jorieke%20V>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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> Fofana B. Bazo,
> Géographe, contributeur OpenStreetMap, Membre fondateur de la Communauté
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