Samoa GIS User Group Grant Proposal
The Samoa GIS & RS User Group Incorp (or SGRUG for short) seeks a grant of $5,350 SAT (approx. $2,850 AUD equivalent) from OSGeo Oceania to financially help support the group kickstart its first four months of training workshops and operations for its 60 members (time period of support will be from June - Sept 2022).
See an extract of the proposal here, full proposal attached and sent via email.
We have already secured a venue that can accommodate up to 60 people. It has 15 computers that our members will be able to use. This is where our group will conduct our monthly training workshops and group meetings. The monthly training workshops are a QGIS 12-exercise training program (that spans for 12 months). Members of the SGRUG group are able to access and join the training program for free and this is the core mission of the Samoa GIS & RS User Group Incorp.
Goals and Objectives
● Goal: Capacity building (on QGIS) for our 60 confirmed members for 12 months
○ Objective 1: Establish training plan/exercises
○ Objective 2: Finalize logistics + budget (venue, catering, etc)
○ Objective 3: Members to get certification at the end of the 12 month training period
If successful, through the monthly training and networking that we provide for our 60 members, we hope our members have built their GIS capacity esp on QGIS and OpenStreetMap (whether new or advanced members).
Poll Created Wed 22 Jun 2022 10:24PM
Do you agree to fund this project? Closed Fri 24 Jun 2022 10:00PM
If you vote 'need more info' please write your questions here in the thread and we will send them all to Tooa for a reply.
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5 of 8 people have participated (62%)
Alex Leith Wed 22 Jun 2022 10:24PM
I'd like to attach a requirement that they deliver a brief report at the end of the 12 months. It would be great to be able to write up a story about this, it's a really cool thing to support!
Only other thing is should we fund half up front and half at the end, after the report is submitted?
Greg Lauer Wed 22 Jun 2022 10:24PM
Great to see this happening. Agree with Alex's comments in that we need to see some sort of reporting. Not so sure we need to hold funds until a report is delivered as long as the Samoa GIS Group make a commitment to deliver such a report. Asking a group to pre-pay expenses may be a barrier.