Secondary Cities Technical Exchange in South Africa

HIU’s Secondary Cities team is hosting—in collaboration with the American Association of Geographers, EIS-Africa, and Esri South Africa—a technical exchange for our Secondary Cities Africa network project partners. It will be held June 26-30 in Midrand, South Africa. Jun 2017

Secondary Cities Exhibit at GEOINT 2017

The GGI/HIU’s Secondary Cities Initiative exhibited at the Annual GEOINT 2017 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on June 5-7. Jun 2017

HIU at the Society of Woman Geographers Triennial

On May 28, Debbie Fugate, HIU Chief, gave a talk about the work of the HIU at the Society of Woman Geographers Triennial in Asilomar, California. May 2017

2nd Mapathon @ AAG


This is the 2nd year that Mapathons and Mapathon related activities were hosted at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Attendees joined a community of online mappers and contributed to five different OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects supporting humanitarian and development efforts. Apr 2017

2017 State of Global Partnerships Report features Secondary Cities


As part of Global Partnerships Week, the 2017 State of Global Partnerships Report which features the partnership, The Secondary Cities (2C) Initiative, has been released. We’re excited that The Secondary Cities Initiative is being featured under SDG 11! Mar 2017

Map Africa for a brighter future


Map data is key to humanitarian and development missions. On March 14, in partnership with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, HIU will participate in a mapathon to improve map data in Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Togo. Mar 2017

UN-sponsored Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week conference on February 6-10 2017

HIU attended the UN-sponsored Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week conference on February 6-10 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Feb 2017