UR2016 is a biennial forum organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction (GDFRR) that brings
together experts and practitioners from around the globe to discuss the field of disaster risk assessment and communication.
Heather, Nama and I will share the role of the
OpenStreetMap community in providing critical information to disaster responders through
crowdsourcing and community mapping during and after the
Gorkha Earthquake that struck Nepal last April 2015.
Members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) discusses with local officials during a reconnaissance patrol in the framework of assistance to earthquake victims in Nepal by Government of Canada, 2 May 2015 Photo: Sgt Yannick Bédard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera