webinars

Next-level Maps: Case Studies of PATH and NetHope Collaborations with Mapbox

NetHope's Crisis Informatics team

Join NetHope’s Crisis Informatics team to explore the rapidly changing field of mapping and location tools at use in the humanitarian sector.

The world of maps and location tools is changing rapidly. Join Mapbox, PATH (a NetHope NGO Member), and NetHope in this exciting webinar to explore:

  • Emerging trends in mapping and location technologies - from 'living' interactive maps to augmented reality;
  • Ways to prepare for and use the latest mapping technologies in your operations and communications;
  • PATH's collaborations with multiple private-sector companies to take advantage of new technologies; and
  • NetHope's experience using Facebook data and Mapbox maps to support their Puerto Rico emergency response.

This webinar is geared toward ICT4D teams, data analysts, GIS leaders, and digital story-tellers at humanitarian organizations.

Host

Gabriele Almon, Crisis Informatics, NetHope

Speakers

Marena Brinkhurst, Program Manager of Community at Mapbox

Peter Solar, Global Manager of Technology and Life Sciences Partnerships, PATH

Speaker Bios

Marena Brinkhurst

Marena is the Program Manager with the Community Team at Mapbox, a mapping technology company, where she supports collaborations with organizations that are working for positive social and environmental impact. Marena's background is in planning, natural resource management, and working with Indigenous and rural communities on land and resource tenure systems and rural community development.

Marena was part of Namati's Community Land Protection Program from 2014-2017. Marena has also worked with First Nations in Canada in participatory community planning efforts. Marena holds a Master’s in Natural Resource Management (Planning) from Simon Fraser University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Economics and Policy) from the University of Guelph.

Peter Solar

At PATH, Peter is responsible for building private sector partnerships with focus on innovation, sustainability and shared value in global health. Working with leading technology and life sciences companies, Peter helps connect PATH’s global health expertise with private sector assets that enable sustained health impact at scale.  

Prior to joining PATH, Peter worked for an impact-led investor, Global Partnerships, and led international programs and capacity building efforts at SEE International, a humanitarian eye care organization.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Copenhagen Business School.