About Us

In line with the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), Goal 13 (Climate Action), and in line with one of the seven global targets for Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which is to substantially increase the availability and access to multi-hazard early warning system and disaster risk information and assessment to people by 2030.
We decided to support the global objectives through the creation of “Geohazards Risk Mapping Initiative”

What we do


GEO Hazard Mapping Initiative is focused on deploying volunteer youths who are skilled at using Geographic Information Systems and satellite imagery analysis to create susceptiblility and emergency mapping of actual or expected natural, biological, and technological hazards being experienced in Nigeria and other African countries as a result of Climate Change.

Our Vision

To promote a sustainable environment through the development, generating applications, and dissemination of Geohazard maps using advanced Geospatial Technology.

Our Mission

Our main objective is to identify locations in Nigeria and other African countries that are susceptible to various geohazards. We continuously produce Hazard susceptibility and prediction maps at a local scale and they are being shared with Disaster and Emergency Management Institutions, Goverment Ministries, Community Leaders and Other Environmental response stakeholders, these maps are used for efficient disaster preparedness, risk management and early warning planning.

Apps and Data

Lagos maps

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Benue maps

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Borno maps

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Adamawa maps

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Kebbi maps

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Niger maps

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Meet the Team

Taiwo Ogunwumi

President

A Geo-information management professional specialized in disaster risk vulnerability assessment, emergency planning, and humanitarian response. Enthusiastic about evidence-based vulnerability assessment, disaster risk communication, and geo-information integration in emergency response and humanitarian relief.

Opeyemi Olatunde

Chief Operating Officer

A geographic information systems professional and data analytics enthusiast with a technical background in surveying and geo-informatics. He is passionate about using his problem-solving skills to address environmental related problems while making impact within his society.

Volunteers
mapathon


We would be updating our latest Mapathons here

Each Event will be held on Zoom and the link will be published here ahead of the event.

We are very excited to be partnering with the *Uni Bonn Missing Map Project* for a very special Mapathon event! 😊 We will be mapping buildings in areas susceptible to flooding in Nigeria.

Using the services provided by MissingMaps and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT-OSM), we will be creating digital maps of a vulnerable or affected area. This is done with user-friendly software that requires no previous mapping, GIS, or remote sensing skills. Everyone is welcome and we will provide support to first-time mappers. We look forward to virtually welcoming you to a very special Mapathon! 🙂

Volunteer


We are always looking to expand our team. If you are a GIS Specialist we would love to work with you. Apply to be a Volunteer