YAGO training in Haiti

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The second section of YAGO (Yet Another GIS Online) training has been held in Haiti, from July 30th to August 4th.

This training is part of the project Yago we’re developing in support of COOPI and its activities are in the framework of two different projects:

*Renforcement des capacités de préparation, mitigation et réponse aux catastrophes de communautés urbaines les plus vulnérables en Haïti *(ECHO/-CM/BUD/2015/91012),

Améliorer la résilience face à la sécheresse des acteurs locaux et des familles rurales les plus vulnérables dans la partie orientale du Département du Sud-Est, Haïti (ECHO/-CR/BUD/2016/91005).

Photo Credit: COOPI Haiti

The training was addressed to COOPI staff and to CNIGS Haiti (Centre National de l'Information Géo-Spatiale), for Administrators and Users.We asked COOPI coordinator in Haiti to give us some feedback about the training:

Participants raised very relevant questions, including the possibility of having a super admin who managed all the users permissions, the possibility of sharing their own work sessions with other users (or with the public) and even some criticism. The platform was well-received and our intention as COOPI is to upload even more data from other municipalities from the south and the west. CNIGS asked to import all the data from other platforms to YAGO”.

COOPI’s project “Open data and web mapping platform to reduce disaster risk in Haiti”, for which we developed the platform, was among the top ten in the 2017 Risk Award.

The Risk Award is assigned to innovative plans and approaches for disaster risk reduction and disaster management. The prize is awarded every 2 years by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF) and the Munich Re Foundation.

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