CartONG provided technical support in mapping and mobile data collection to the the local NGO YAAM Solidarité (association specialized in habitat reconstruction using local materials) as part of an urban improvement project in Boassa - an informal urban located on the outskirts of Ouagadougou.
Our technical support consisted of 2 main phases:
1- creating a basic map of the area using the OpenStreetMap platform and crowd sourcing
2- collecting data in the field through practical and easy-to-use technological solutions and an inclusive approach (which included training workshops on OsmAnd, OSM and Kobo Toolbox).
The idea was to facilitate the reuse of maps and data and to ensure their sustainability in the medium and long term. The volunteers of CartONG have largely contributed to the success of this mission, thanks to the mapping work carried out before the deployment in Burkina-Faso, as well the local OSM community who provided essential support on the ground.