[HOT] Geotechnology - Nicaragua’s experience with child and youth participation

Manfred A. Reiter ma.reiter at gmail.com
Sat May 21 06:07:24 UTC 2016

Hi Felix,

Thanks for sharing!

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Am 20.05.2016 8:28 nachm. schrieb "Felix Delattre" <
felix.delattre at hotosm.org>:

> Dear HOT,
> last year, we, the Nicaraguan OSM community realized a wonderful
> collaboration with UNICEF to map on the Caribbean Coast together with
> children of different ages to identity the dangerous places in their
> environment.
> We now have  a complete document documenting the workshops, the methods
> and everything available in English language:
> http://en.unicef.org.ni/media/publicaciones/archivos/Geotecnologias_participativas_29_04_16_INGLES.pdf
> “*These kinds of initiative share new knowledge and encourage innovation*,”
> commented Philippe Barragne-Bigot, the UNICEF Representative in Nicaragua,
> talking about the results of the mapping in Bluefields. “*They also
> include children and adolescents, giving them the opportunity to
> participate as thinkers and implementers, identify places of risk and
> propose solutions to the problems. These experiences can change children’s
> lives and also have the potential to change their environment and—why
> not?—the world.*” (http://en.unicef.org.ni/prensa/140/)
> Please feel free to use the information and document for similar projects
> you might be working on.
> Best,
> Felix
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