German Federal Foreign Office

In July 2019, the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) became a funding partner of MapAction in an exciting and broad-ranging programme of work. This is enabling us to remain at the vanguard of humanitarian response missions but also, vitally, to overhaul our technical offer. It include developments such as:

  • Automating the creation of humanitarian geospatial products, including data acquisition and product distribution, using methods that we can then share with partners. 
  • Developing our capacity to have specialist personnel in situations for longer than our previous deployment model allowed.
  • Placing a Data Scientist in the Centre for Humanitarian Data in the Hague, enabling sharing of knowledge in both directions.