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About Elisabeth van Overbeeke
Elisabeth graduated with her master of architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2015 and became a licensed architect in 2018. Her Master's thesis analyzed mapping frameworks being implemented around the world and proposed the design for a community mapping framework for the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in partnership with a local university. As a part of the research she conducted training in GIS mapping and data collection and directed a project to create the first digital base map of the city. For several years she worked in the private sector on residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed use buildings while doing short term humanitarian projects with Engineering Ministries International and research as an E4C fellow and expert fellow. In 2018 Elisabeth moved to Congo permanently working as a freelance architect for other architects in Canada while doing some local projects. In 2023 she cofounded Nzanza, a Congolese design build company.