Mapping the Way to Long Term Recovery
Working with InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based non-profits working internationally, and with the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center, we are helping develop a mapping program associated with ongoing recovery work in Haiti. The goal of the project is to create a web-based map (see prototype) that will show where all of the non-profits are working across Haiti, who they are, what they do, what their capacity is, who they serve, etc.
We hope that having this map will create even greater transparency to the recovery efforts there, will help the non-profit community better mobilize their resources, and will provide information needed by donors – corporate, foundation and individual – to see where resources are most needed and how they are being used.
After refining the map for the recovery in Haiti, we hope it will serve as a prototype for other relief and recovery initiatives around the world.
We received a nice shout-out from tonic.com about the effort: