Beirut Mapathon II

Jun 20, 2017

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders / أطباء بلا حدود is excited to invite you to the second BEIRUT MAPATHON. This time we are mapping Niger State in Nigeria. When?Thursday, June 22nd from 6:30pm until 10:00pm. Pizza and Ramadan refreshments will be served! J Where?Social Media Exchange (SMEX) behind Kudeta restaurant and café off Badaro main street What is the Missing Maps Project?MSF is one of the founding organizations behind the Missing Maps Project that aims to map the most crisis-prone, yet under-mapped parts of the world. This project allows volunteers to directly help in improving the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable communities – in other words, it is a marriage between technology and humanitarianism in a very fascinating, impactful way. What is the Missing Maps Mapathon?The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on other disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps project facilitates pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better handle disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur. Where will we be mapping?MSF teams working in northern Nigeria respond to a variety of different health needs. These include emergency response to disease outbreaks across the area. Accurate maps of the area will assist emergency teams with epidemiological analysis, disease surveillance and logistical planning. What do I need?A laptop (you must bring your own with you), a mouse (a mouse isn't absolutely necessary but makes the mapping A LOT faster), and most importantly...enthusiasm! What do I do now?If you want to join the First Beirut Mapathon, PLEASE register here: Facebook EventRegistration Form