Regional GIS Conference

Lost Axis GIS

During these last two years of Peace Corps service a large component of my work has been to teach others how to use GIS software to answer environmental science and resource management questions. I knew from the outset that I would be able to learn in the process of teaching and yet as my two years come to a close I now find myself surprised at just how much I have learned during my time here.   One of the greatest learning opportunities for me was the planning and execution of a regional GIS conference funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

As Peace Corps volunteers we have a unique opportunity to apply to USAID for Small Project Assistance (SPA) grants.  These grant funds provide a way for Peace Corps volunteers to partner with USAID to support development efforts in the areas they serve.  The conference was the collaborative effort of…

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