A Certified Sustainability Practitioner and Project Management Professional, Kris is the Executive Director at SmartCT. She trained under the ASEAN Smart Cities Leaders Programme of ASEAN Foundation and Data Stewardship under Gov Lab of New York University. She is also a Smart Sustainable Cities Instructor with IoT Academy/ITU-Academy.
The MapaTanda Project (a portmanteau of Mapa -- which means a map -- and Tanda -- which can mean older adult but can also mean remember) is a project that seeks to improve the number and quality of data in OpenStreetMap that are important and relevant to older adults (senior citizens) and the ageing population (60+ years old) in the Philippines such as nursing homes, retirement homes, community centers for older adults, facilities for adult learning, and other facilities that provide services or perks to the older adults (e.g. discounts, promos, etc.). The project will utilize SmartCT's partnerships with local government units in the Philippines to map this gap and train new OSM volunteers in the process. "Mapa-bata man o MapaTanda, kailangang kasama at isinasama sa pagmamapa."