**This is a training and professional development opportunity through HOT and is not an employment opportunity.**
About the Program
The Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific (the Hub) is committed to the emergence and evolution of women leaders within the OSM ecosystem and beyond. To support this commitment, the Hub invites 100 individuals who identify as women in the Asia Pacific region to participate in the She Leads and She Inspires program. This training and professional development opportunity will support women to become OSM community leaders, gaining skills in solutions based leadership, decision making, digital leadership, needs identification, networking, and transferable geospatial skills.
The program has been designed with, by and for women in (or hoping to step into!) leadership roles within their communities. ( Participants will be led through a series of webinars hosted by a range of professionals in leadership positions in the humanitarian mapping sector, and beyond.
The program will kick off with a 2-3 day intensive workshop in December to initiate the leadership journey, and will continue into the first 6 months of 2022. Across these 6 months, participants will work on a group project linked to humanitarian or development impact projects related to OpenStreetMap (OSM) data; this project will be supported by a group mentor. Each month there’ll be a new focus topic with a webinar, resources and an assignment.
All activities will be remote.
Participants of She Leads and She Inspires will receive approximately:
There will also be personal assignments and a group project for participants to work on between contact hours. We expect participants to dedicate approximately 2 hour per week to this work.
For more information on the program, please see the program information pack
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO which supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.
In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty - mapping with communities before they are in crisis.
What you'll get
Other provisions from the Hub will be announced once finalized in the following weeks.
We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. We are committed to prioritize equity and fair representation, and anticipate the program to have a fair distribution of participants from most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations.
Please complete the application by November 12, 2021.
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