[HOT] Seeking nomination for the board elections

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 20:30:51 UTC 2015


Hi Blake, Fofana, Heather and all,

Thanks a lot for your support and lovely words!!
And if you have questions, please don't hesitate!

Best greetings,

Jorieke

2015-03-09 18:05 GMT+01:00 Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>:

> 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
>> OSM_BF
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