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On today’s episode, we talk with Taiwo Ogunwumi, GIS and DRR Consultant, and president of the GEO Hazard Risk Mapping initiative, about flooding in Nigeria, GIS, Fighting COVID, and Getting Lost in the field. Read his full bio below.
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0:52 Shout outs
1:42 Nic and Laura talk about the Olympics
10:43 Interview with Taiwo Ogunwumi starts
16:00 Taiwo talks about flooding in Nigeria
22:37 Taiwo discusses his Geo hazard risk mapping initiative
26:19 Taiwo talks about GIS and Covid-19 response effort
29:43 Taiwo shares his interesting "getting lost" story
32:20 Taiwo talks about his current location, travel and free time
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Guest Full Bio:
Taiwo Ogunwumi is a geo-information management professional, DRR Consultant and Environmental Researcher specialized in disaster risk and vulnerability assessment, emergency planning, and humanitarian response.
He had his first degree in Geography and is currently studying for a master's in Environmental risks at the United Nations University. In addition, he is a tutor at the University of Bonn, Germany teaching over 15 International students on the use of Geographic Information systems to address climate change impacts (natural hazards). Taiwo has published on International journal topics related to Flooding, Drought and Climate Change and is also a GIS consultant to the UN-Migration supporting their Covid-19 response program for Internally Displaced Persons in Northeastern Nigeria. Taiwo is also an active contributor to the Africa Youth Advisory Board for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Founder of an Initiative called Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative (www.georiskmap.org), coordinating over 30 Geospatial Analyst Volunteers (Nigeria and Africa), and steering the organization towards its vision of promoting sustainability and reducing the vulnerability of communities to natural hazards and other environmental risks through the creations of hazard maps and vulnerability assessment to support the national emergency institutions.
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