Join me along with Heather Leson of the Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team and Nama Raj Budhathoki of the Kathmandu Living Labs to talk about how OpenStreetMap and digital humanitarians support crisis response at the 2016 Understanding Risk (UR2016) Forum in Venice this week.

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.

You can see the full schedule over at the UR2016 site. Can’t wait to see you there!

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