Kickoff meeting

On 9 January 2020 the afrimapr project kicked off with it’s first team meeting.

Our team is 100% distributed and currently spans two continents and three countries including the UK, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

afrimapr is lead by Dr Andy South from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and boasts a strong team of R developers, community builders, and researchers. Collaborators include:

  • Dr Paula Moraga (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK)
  • Dr Julie-Anne Tangena (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Centre, Ethiopia)
  • Dr Robin Lovelace (Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, UK)
  • Haruko Nakao (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK)
  • Anelda van der Walt (Talarify, South Africa)

The project is currently funded through the Wellcome Trust Open Research Fund and runs from January to December 2020. During this time we aim to develop some R packages as well as teaching materials and useful documentation. We’ll also run workshops in Liverpool, Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa to trial and promote the resources.