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stevenfeldman
Dar es Salaam team

Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others

  1. For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
  2. Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?

Thanks
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Venkatesh Raghavan-2
Dar es Salaam team,

Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
form my side.

a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
to major cities.

b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
international air-port to the conference venue?

c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
of travel within Dar es Salaam?

d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
among the GIS users in Tanzania.

Best

Venka

On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:

> Dar es Salaam team
>
> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
>
> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?
>
> Thanks
> ______
> Steven
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Sanghee Shin
Dear Dar es Salaam team,

First of all thank you for your interest in hosting FOSS4G conference in your city.

Can you please provide information about security situation in your city and around the venue? Also I’d like to know whether there was any terror attack/ attempts in your city within the last 1 year. If any, please report that.

Kind regards,
신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
http://www.gaia3d.com 

> 2016. 10. 12., 오후 2:51, Venka <[hidden email]> 작성:
>
> Dar es Salaam team,
>
> Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
> form my side.
>
> a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
> to major cities.
>
> b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
> international air-port to the conference venue?
>
> c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
> of travel within Dar es Salaam?
>
> d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
> among the GIS users in Tanzania.
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
> On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:
>> Dar es Salaam team
>>
>> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
>>
>> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
>> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?
>>
>> Thanks
>> ______
>> Steven
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Conference_dev mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
>>
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Mark Iliffe-2
Dear All,

Thank you for these questions. In direct response:

- September's climate is relatively cool (for East Africa) at around 27 degrees. The weather will be sunny with a gentle breeze. It is not the rainy season and we would not expect any unexpected climatic events.
- We're aiming to make the pricing as competitive as possible for students and those of a low-income (such as the many in the local innovation hubs). We are aiming for below $100 for this, we really want this FOSS4G to be accessible for all. As part of that we will be offering scholarships at no-cost for people that support the conference in some manner. We aim to present detailed costings if requested to do so within our full proposal;
- Dar International Airport is accessible by many direct flights through all main hubs, including Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Istanbul, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Flights from the USA will require one stop. More info on the number of flights that fly there are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere_International_Airport;
- The travel time from the airport is around 20 mins to the venue/downtown hotels. The cost of a taxi starts from 13,000tzs ($7). Once travel plans are confirmed we will aim to provide a shuttle service to town.
- Taxis within the city centre cost 7,000tzs ($3), to the many beaches and bars on the Peninsular cost 13,000 ($7). 
- There is strong core of FOSS users in Tanzania, through the TZ GIS mailing list and the local innovation hubs. These hubs have run development and code sprints previously for QGIS and other FOSS projects, but frankly, these could be improved; hence wanting a FOSS4G to supercharge these communities. The use of FOSS Geo software is quite prevalent in the local community, especially within the local government of Dar es Salaam, this has been further expanded through training workshops ;
- The security situation in Tanzania is very stable with no terrorist activities in the past year. In comparison to other cities in emerging economies crime is very low and the city is safe.

I hope that covers some of the questions for now, please do reach out if there further ones or if these need to be clarified further.

Best,

Mark

On 12 October 2016 at 09:17, Sanghee Shin <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dar es Salaam team,

First of all thank you for your interest in hosting FOSS4G conference in your city.

Can you please provide information about security situation in your city and around the venue? Also I’d like to know whether there was any terror attack/ attempts in your city within the last 1 year. If any, please report that.

Kind regards,
신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
http://www.gaia3d.com

> 2016. 10. 12., 오후 2:51, Venka <[hidden email]> 작성:
>
> Dar es Salaam team,
>
> Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
> form my side.
>
> a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
> to major cities.
>
> b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
> international air-port to the conference venue?
>
> c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
> of travel within Dar es Salaam?
>
> d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
> among the GIS users in Tanzania.
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
> On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:
>> Dar es Salaam team
>>
>> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
>>
>> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
>> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?
>>
>> Thanks
>> ______
>> Steven
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Conference_dev mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
>>
>
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Cameron Shorter

Hello Dar es Salaam team,

I'm impressed to see seed commitment of $100,000 from the World Bank for FOSS4G. Is this commitment a guarantee (and expected to be paid back) or is it a gift to the conference?

A strong relationship with the World Bank has the potential to extend the reach of OSGeo. Could we please hear the rational from the World Bank on why they have chosen to back Dar es Salaam's bid. What do they aim to achieve by bringing FOSS4G to Dar es Salaam and how does it fit with World Bank goals? Ideally someone from the World Bank will be able to answer these questions.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 14/10/2016 12:51 AM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
Dear All,

Thank you for these questions. In direct response:

- September's climate is relatively cool (for East Africa) at around 27 degrees. The weather will be sunny with a gentle breeze. It is not the rainy season and we would not expect any unexpected climatic events.
- We're aiming to make the pricing as competitive as possible for students and those of a low-income (such as the many in the local innovation hubs). We are aiming for below $100 for this, we really want this FOSS4G to be accessible for all. As part of that we will be offering scholarships at no-cost for people that support the conference in some manner. We aim to present detailed costings if requested to do so within our full proposal;
- Dar International Airport is accessible by many direct flights through all main hubs, including Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Istanbul, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Flights from the USA will require one stop. More info on the number of flights that fly there are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere_International_Airport;
- The travel time from the airport is around 20 mins to the venue/downtown hotels. The cost of a taxi starts from 13,000tzs ($7). Once travel plans are confirmed we will aim to provide a shuttle service to town.
- Taxis within the city centre cost 7,000tzs ($3), to the many beaches and bars on the Peninsular cost 13,000 ($7). 
- There is strong core of FOSS users in Tanzania, through the TZ GIS mailing list and the local innovation hubs. These hubs have run development and code sprints previously for QGIS and other FOSS projects, but frankly, these could be improved; hence wanting a FOSS4G to supercharge these communities. The use of FOSS Geo software is quite prevalent in the local community, especially within the local government of Dar es Salaam, this has been further expanded through training workshops ;
- The security situation in Tanzania is very stable with no terrorist activities in the past year. In comparison to other cities in emerging economies crime is very low and the city is safe.

I hope that covers some of the questions for now, please do reach out if there further ones or if these need to be clarified further.

Best,

Mark

On 12 October 2016 at 09:17, Sanghee Shin <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dar es Salaam team,

First of all thank you for your interest in hosting FOSS4G conference in your city.

Can you please provide information about security situation in your city and around the venue? Also I’d like to know whether there was any terror attack/ attempts in your city within the last 1 year. If any, please report that.

Kind regards,
신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
http://www.gaia3d.com

> 2016. 10. 12., 오후 2:51, Venka <[hidden email]> 작성:
>
> Dar es Salaam team,
>
> Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
> form my side.
>
> a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
> to major cities.
>
> b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
> international air-port to the conference venue?
>
> c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
> of travel within Dar es Salaam?
>
> d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
> among the GIS users in Tanzania.
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
> On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:
>> Dar es Salaam team
>>
>> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
>>
>> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
>> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?
>>
>> Thanks
>> ______
>> Steven
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Conference_dev mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
>>
>
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Till Adams-3
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Dear Dar es Salaam team!

1.)
Assuming you have 100k $ from the World Bank and let's say 400
attendees paying a full price of $500 - this makes careful calculated an
income of 300k$. Also you mention the following: "offering scholarships
and discounts for those who would most benefit from attending a FOSS4G".
I am also not aware about your costs for venue/food/PCO etc.
I know, we are in an really early stage, but I would be happy if you
could outline your financial calculation a little bit more precise.

2.) Maybe it's just a misunderstanding, but you list two Co-chairs, but
who will be the chair or do you plan to chair the conference with two
people?
Background: Two years ago we (F4G 2016's Bonn's LOC) did the same in
our proposal but we were pleased to nominate one chair.


Kind regards, Till


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Mark Iliffe-2
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Hello Till, Cameron, All,

Thank you for these questions, our responses are here:

1. We aim to submit our full financial calculation in our proposal and are still in negotiation with the venue. Our budget will also change as seek additional sponsorship;

2. We do list two co-chairs, myself as a one international community member with experience of organising a FOSS4G previously (Nottingham, 2013) and a Msilikale Msilanga, a Tanzanian based community member who has worked extensively in building local communities in Tanzania and elsewhere. We feel that this combination allows us to bridge both communities and to ensure that we can deliver the most relevant conference, not just for the emerging local geo/tech scene but for the international one too;

3. We will have a full schedule of workshops, that will be included in the price of the full conference ticket, we would also aim to release workshop only tickets as well. As per previous FOSS4Gs we’d aim for a community selection of workshops (and main program) to ensure that the workshops reflect the desire of the community;

4. The $100,000 from the World Bank is a recognition of the need for 'Geo' in countries like Tanzania. I’ve worked for the World Bank for the past five years, mostly in Tanzania but also elsewhere in East Africa, as a Geospatial Specialist in the ICT Group, now I’m moving over to the Urban sector. I manage the http://ramanihuria.org/ project aimed at making informally developed communities in Dar es Salaam more resilient to natural hazards. This has led to one of the largest community mapping projects, with residents across Dar es Salaam working with OSM to map their communities. Now we have very finely detailed maps, these can be used for resilience and community planning, but also urban planning etc. How can we now use this data? 

The answer for us has been through training local and national government in tools like QGIS and Grass, this builds fluency and capacity in geo. This is the crux of the support from the World Bank for this, by holding a FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam it would act as a lightning rod to kickstart this, our mission is to eliminate extreme poverty and raise prosperity in countries. The correct use of geospatial data and tools to maximise value from this is crucial, now we have data need to build fluency in the tools. The money would go to support attendance from the Tanzanian Government to workshops and the main program, paying for the venue, PCO, scholarships etc. As per point one, this would be detailed fully in our proposal.

If there are any further questions or points for clarification, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Best,

Mark

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Maria Antonia Brovelli
<[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Tanzania team
Can you please add pieces of information about workshops (I don't see them
mentioned in your proposal).
Are they (Tanzania) included in the cost of the Conference.
Many thanks!
Best!
Maria

On 16 Oct 2016, at 12:49, [hidden email] wrote:

Dear Dar es Salaam team!

1.)
Assuming you have 100k $ from the World Bank and let's say 400 attendees paying a full price of $500 - this makes careful calculated an income of 300k$. Also you mention the following: "offering scholarships and discounts for those who would most benefit from attending a FOSS4G".
I am also not aware about your costs for venue/food/PCO etc.
I know, we are in an really early stage, but I would be happy if you could outline your financial calculation a little bit more precise.

2.) Maybe it's just a misunderstanding, but you list two Co-chairs, but who will be the chair or do you plan to chair the conference with two people?
Background: Two years ago we (F4G 2016's Bonn's LOC) did the same in our proposal but we were pleased to nominate one chair.


Kind regards, Till
On 13 Oct 2016, at 22:41, Cameron Shorter <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello Dar es Salaam team,

I'm impressed to see seed commitment of $100,000 from the World Bank for FOSS4G. Is this commitment a guarantee (and expected to be paid back) or is it a gift to the conference?

A strong relationship with the World Bank has the potential to extend the reach of OSGeo. Could we please hear the rational from the World Bank on why they have chosen to back Dar es Salaam's bid. What do they aim to achieve by bringing FOSS4G to Dar es Salaam and how does it fit with World Bank goals? Ideally someone from the World Bank will be able to answer these questions.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 14/10/2016 12:51 AM, Mark Iliffe wrote:
Dear All,

Thank you for these questions. In direct response:

- September's climate is relatively cool (for East Africa) at around 27 degrees. The weather will be sunny with a gentle breeze. It is not the rainy season and we would not expect any unexpected climatic events.
- We're aiming to make the pricing as competitive as possible for students and those of a low-income (such as the many in the local innovation hubs). We are aiming for below $100 for this, we really want this FOSS4G to be accessible for all. As part of that we will be offering scholarships at no-cost for people that support the conference in some manner. We aim to present detailed costings if requested to do so within our full proposal;
- Dar International Airport is accessible by many direct flights through all main hubs, including Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Istanbul, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Flights from the USA will require one stop. More info on the number of flights that fly there are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere_International_Airport;
- The travel time from the airport is around 20 mins to the venue/downtown hotels. The cost of a taxi starts from 13,000tzs ($7). Once travel plans are confirmed we will aim to provide a shuttle service to town.
- Taxis within the city centre cost 7,000tzs ($3), to the many beaches and bars on the Peninsular cost 13,000 ($7). 
- There is strong core of FOSS users in Tanzania, through the TZ GIS mailing list and the local innovation hubs. These hubs have run development and code sprints previously for QGIS and other FOSS projects, but frankly, these could be improved; hence wanting a FOSS4G to supercharge these communities. The use of FOSS Geo software is quite prevalent in the local community, especially within the local government of Dar es Salaam, this has been further expanded through training workshops ;
- The security situation in Tanzania is very stable with no terrorist activities in the past year. In comparison to other cities in emerging economies crime is very low and the city is safe.

I hope that covers some of the questions for now, please do reach out if there further ones or if these need to be clarified further.

Best,

Mark

On 12 October 2016 at 09:17, Sanghee Shin <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dar es Salaam team,

First of all thank you for your interest in hosting FOSS4G conference in your city.

Can you please provide information about security situation in your city and around the venue? Also I’d like to know whether there was any terror attack/ attempts in your city within the last 1 year. If any, please report that.

Kind regards,
신상희
---
Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
http://www.gaia3d.com

> 2016. 10. 12., 오후 2:51, Venka <[hidden email]> 작성:
>
> Dar es Salaam team,
>
> Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
> form my side.
>
> a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
> to major cities.
>
> b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
> international air-port to the conference venue?
>
> c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
> of travel within Dar es Salaam?
>
> d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
> among the GIS users in Tanzania.
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
> On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:
>> Dar es Salaam team
>>
>> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
>>
>> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you give us an indication of the climate in September
>> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those from lower income economies and students?
>>
>> Thanks
>> ______
>> Steven
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Conference_dev mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
>>
>
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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

Till Adams-3
Hi Marc, dear all!

Thanks for your answers, I added them to the WIKI,

Till



Am 2016-10-16 20:19, schrieb Mark Iliffe:

> Hello Till, Cameron, All,
>
> Thank you for these questions, our responses are here:
>
> 1. We aim to submit our full financial calculation in our proposal
> and
> are still in negotiation with the venue. Our budget will also change
> as seek additional sponsorship;
>
> 2. We do list two co-chairs, myself as a one international community
> member with experience of organising a FOSS4G previously (Nottingham,
> 2013) and a Msilikale Msilanga, a Tanzanian based community member
> who
> has worked extensively in building local communities in Tanzania and
> elsewhere. We feel that this combination allows us to bridge both
> communities and to ensure that we can deliver the most relevant
> conference, not just for the emerging local geo/tech scene but for
> the
> international one too;
>
> 3. We will have a full schedule of workshops, that will be included
> in
> the price of the full conference ticket, we would also aim to release
> workshop only tickets as well. As per previous FOSS4Gs we’d aim for
> a community selection of workshops (and main program) to ensure that
> the workshops reflect the desire of the community;
>
> 4. The $100,000 from the World Bank is a recognition of the need for
> 'Geo' in countries like Tanzania. I’ve worked for the World Bank for
> the past five years, mostly in Tanzania but also elsewhere in East
> Africa, as a Geospatial Specialist in the ICT Group, now I’m moving
> over to the Urban sector. I manage the http://ramanihuria.org/ [13]
> project aimed at making informally developed communities in Dar es
> Salaam more resilient to natural hazards. This has led to one of the
> largest community mapping projects, with residents across Dar es
> Salaam working with OSM to map their communities. Now we have very
> finely detailed maps, these can be used for resilience and community
> planning, but also urban planning etc. _How can we now use this
> data?_
>
>
> The answer for us has been through training local and national
> government in tools like QGIS and Grass, this builds fluency and
> capacity in geo. This is the crux of the support from the World Bank
> for this, by holding a FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam it would act as a
> lightning rod to kickstart this, our mission is to eliminate extreme
> poverty and raise prosperity in countries. The correct use of
> geospatial data and tools to maximise value from this is crucial, now
> we have data need to build fluency in the tools. The money would go
> to
> support attendance from the Tanzanian Government to workshops and the
> main program, paying for the venue, PCO, scholarships etc. As per
> point one, this would be detailed fully in our proposal.
>
> If there are any further questions or points for clarification,
> please
> don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Maria Antonia Brovelli
>> <[hidden email] [1]> wrote:
>
>> Dear Tanzania team
>> Can you please add pieces of information about workshops (I don't
>> see them
>> mentioned in your proposal).
>> Are they (Tanzania) included in the cost of the Conference.
>> Many thanks!
>> Best!
>> Maria
>
> On 16 Oct 2016, at 12:49,
>
> Links:
> ------
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> [3] mailto:[hidden email]
> [4] mailto:[hidden email]
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> [6] mailto:[hidden email]
> [7] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
> [8] mailto:[hidden email]
> [9] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
> [10]
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere_International_Airport
> [11] mailto:[hidden email]
> [12] mailto:[hidden email]
> [13] http://ramanihuria.org/

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Re: FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam

nitin kumar tripathi
Dear Till and friends,

Greetings from Bangkok... Thanks for the valuable questions.

1, Regarding budget.
--------------------------------

We have initial expense calculation as follows:

Total number participants at 600

70K for 5 days including WS and Code sprint
50k Venue cost
50k PCO (Professional Conference Organizer)
25k Postage, printing, marketing
20k Broadband internet, computer hire for WS

Based on your rough calculation of income (216k) we expect a zero surplus. We expect that venue and PC0 costs will
not go up much even if we have 700-750 participants in which case we expect to generate a surplus of 20K or so.

We off-course would push hard for sponsorship and feel confident of raising additional 100,000USD through sponsorship. With
the support of OSGeo, we hope we can enhance number of sponsors.

Query 2
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Regarding chair and co-chair, through our (Sarawut and me) experience in organizing several large (300+) conferences
in Thailand, we find that work sharing works very well for us. I am living and working in Thailand for last 16 years and have very good relations with Thai Professional community. But having on board a native Thai is very important as many times we have to do communications and letters in Thai language for official purpose to attract more number of delegates and sponsorships. With this idea, I always work with Dr Sarawut as my co-chair. It worked very well in past. Sarawut will handle aspects related to technical content and
marketing in Thailand and I plan to handle logistics, international communications, and marketing. So we choose to have a Chair (me)
and co-chair (Sarawut) for the conference. It is also very efficient as there will be no delay in response system even if one person is busy in other works then another one can respond.

I hope I could reply you. Pl. feel free to ask if something in unclear.

Best regards,

Dr. Nitin Kumar Tripathi
Professor and Director-Special Degree Program
School of Engineering and Technology
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Geoinformatics
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box:4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand, 
Phone: +66-886021115 (Mobile), +66-2-524 6392 (Office)
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On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 1:43 AM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Marc, dear all!

Thanks for your answers, I added them to the WIKI,

Till



Am 2016-10-16 20:19, schrieb Mark Iliffe:
Hello Till, Cameron, All,

Thank you for these questions, our responses are here:

1. We aim to submit our full financial calculation in our proposal and
are still in negotiation with the venue. Our budget will also change
as seek additional sponsorship;

2. We do list two co-chairs, myself as a one international community
member with experience of organising a FOSS4G previously (Nottingham,
2013) and a Msilikale Msilanga, a Tanzanian based community member who
has worked extensively in building local communities in Tanzania and
elsewhere. We feel that this combination allows us to bridge both
communities and to ensure that we can deliver the most relevant
conference, not just for the emerging local geo/tech scene but for the
international one too;

3. We will have a full schedule of workshops, that will be included in
the price of the full conference ticket, we would also aim to release
workshop only tickets as well. As per previous FOSS4Gs we’d aim for
a community selection of workshops (and main program) to ensure that
the workshops reflect the desire of the community;

4. The $100,000 from the World Bank is a recognition of the need for
'Geo' in countries like Tanzania. I’ve worked for the World Bank for
the past five years, mostly in Tanzania but also elsewhere in East
Africa, as a Geospatial Specialist in the ICT Group, now I’m moving
over to the Urban sector. I manage the http://ramanihuria.org/ [13]
project aimed at making informally developed communities in Dar es
Salaam more resilient to natural hazards. This has led to one of the
largest community mapping projects, with residents across Dar es
Salaam working with OSM to map their communities. Now we have very
finely detailed maps, these can be used for resilience and community
planning, but also urban planning etc. _How can we now use this data?_


The answer for us has been through training local and national
government in tools like QGIS and Grass, this builds fluency and
capacity in geo. This is the crux of the support from the World Bank
for this, by holding a FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam it would act as a
lightning rod to kickstart this, our mission is to eliminate extreme
poverty and raise prosperity in countries. The correct use of
geospatial data and tools to maximise value from this is crucial, now
we have data need to build fluency in the tools. The money would go to
support attendance from the Tanzanian Government to workshops and the
main program, paying for the venue, PCO, scholarships etc. As per
point one, this would be detailed fully in our proposal.

If there are any further questions or points for clarification, please
don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Best,

Mark

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Maria Antonia Brovelli
<[hidden email] [1]> wrote:

Dear Tanzania team
Can you please add pieces of information about workshops (I don't
see them
mentioned in your proposal).
Are they (Tanzania) included in the cost of the Conference.
Many thanks!
Best!
Maria

On 16 Oct 2016, at 12:49,

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