Who ARE We?

OpenMap Development Tanzania, Inc. (OMDTZ) is a registered NGO based in Dar es Salaam and operating across Tanzania. Since 2017, OMDTZ has promoted a number of community mapping projects, generated map awareness, actively pledged open data sets and continued to build a network of enthusiastic mappers in Tanzania. Similar to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, all activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) project, which is both a map and database of geographic data owned by the contributors themselves: anyone is able to view, create and use this information for free. OMDTZ staff have been heavily involved in the success of community mapping projects in Tanzania through engaging and training community members to, for instance, map the flood prone areas of Dar es Salaam for flood resilience purposes (i.e. Ramani Huria 1.0) and mapping the Bukoba region to strengthen response and preparedness to disasters in this earthquake affected area.We also involve people with different backgrounds ranging form technology, social, economy, political, academia and community members who are the center of our operations.

Mission

Organization’s mission is to have a vibrant Tanzania community which is united, organized, growing to assist, and get involved in national and global developmentgoals via maps.

Vision

Organizaton envision for Open Data, Open Source, and applyng these principles to assist organizations and individuals locally, and internationally to manage and solve social, economic and community challenges.

Objectives

The objectives for which organization is established are to:

  • To rise awareness of the community on the mapping and maps throughout Tanzania
  • To enable training and capacity building that will enable individuals and organizations to manage social, economic and community challenges.
  • To enable creation of opportunities for members of the community to engage in global sustainable development initiatives.
  • Take part and facilitate mapping initiatives in the community, Africa and the global community.
  • Provide community with education on Open Street Map and Open Data.
  • To promote innovations from community members that will provide solutions to challenges in their communities for social and economic developments.
  • Empower community in cartographic tools and skills to business, universities, government agencies and different organization.

Team Members

 
Innocent Maholi

Innocent Maholi

Executive Director

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Innocent Maholi

Executive Director

Nuru Kalulunga

Nuru Kalulunga

Finance & Administration Officer

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Nuru Kalulunga

Finance & Administration Officer

Hawa Adinani

Hawa Adinani

Communication Officer

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Hawa Adinani

Communication Officer

Kassano Godfrey

Kassano Godfrey

Assistant Communication Officer

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Kassano Godfrey

Assistant Communication Officer

Dominic Elia

Dominic Elia

Mapping Supervisor

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Dominic Elia

Mapping Supervisor

Bornlove O. Ntikha

Bornlove O. Ntikha

Innovation and Technical Officer

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Bornlove O. Ntikha

Innovation and Technical Officer

Asha Mustapher

Asha Mustapher

Expert Field Supervisor

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Asha Mustapher

Expert Field Supervisor

Anitha Gosbert

Anitha Gosbert

Mapping Supervisor

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Anitha Gosbert

Mapping Supervisor

Iddy Chazua

Iddy Chazua

GIS & Technical Lead

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Iddy Chazua

GIS & Technical Lead

Amour Nyalusi

Amour Nyalusi

Mapping Supervisor

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Amour Nyalusi

Mapping Supervisor

Tony John

Tony John

Associate Project Manager

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Tony John

Associate Project Manager

Christabell Benedict

Christabell Benedict

Expert Field Supervisor

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Christabell Benedict

Expert Field Supervisor

Dorica Mgusi

Dorica Mgusi

Associate Project Manager

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Dorica Mgusi

Associate Project Manager

Johanes Petro

Johanes Petro

Mapping Supervisor & Quality Assurance Officer

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Johanes Petro

Mapping Supervisor & Quality Assurance Officer

Emanuel Kombe

Emanuel Kombe

Mapping Supervisor & Quality Assurance Officer

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Emanuel Kombe

Mapping Supervisor & Quality Assurance Officer

Immaculata Mwanja

Immaculata Mwanja

Operations Assistant

Immaculata Mwanja

Operations Assistant

Wombura Kimacha

Wombura Kimacha

Information Technology Officer

Wombura Kimacha

Information Technology Officer

Joan Kamwela

Joan Kamwela

Accountant Assistant

Joan Kamwela

Accountant Assistant

Benedcto Adamu

Benedcto Adamu

Quality Assurance Officer

Benedcto Adamu

Quality Assurance Officer

Dorice Lucas

Dorice Lucas

Associate Quality

Dorice Lucas

Associate Quality