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The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) was established under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment to achieve the following objectives in Ogoniland:
- Determine the scope, means and modalities of remediation of soil and ground water contamination in impacted communities and remedy them;
- Enhance local capacity for better environmental management and promote awareness of sound environmental management as well as ensure livelihoods and sustainable development;
- Ensure security and promote peace building efforts in impacted communities;
- Strengthen governance, transparency and accountability in the region.
MapX is contributing to one of the activities of the project: “Prioritization, implementation and monitoring of clean-up activities in Ogoniland by HYPREP staff is supported by the use of GIS data”.
To that end, MapX is offering a geospatial data sharing platform, centralizing key geospatial data sets in the platform, offering trusted environmental data sources and interfaces for data visualization and communication such as dashboards and story maps, and providing related cloud based services. The MapX team is also providing specialized in-depth training and capacity building of HYPREP GIS staff as well as mentoring and counseling on GIS matters to support improvement of information management practices in HYPREP.
The project's website is available at http://hyprep.gov.ng