When a disaster occurs, humanitarian agencies frequently carry out independent assessment activities resulting in delays and inefficiencies. And all too often, they fail to sufficiently engage local communities. The DIGITAL PH project (Digitized Community Disaster Risk Mapping and Information for Efficient Humanitarian Response and Development Programming in the Philippines) builds on a comprehensive mapping of 176 communities during the three-year Haiyan recovery and rehabilitation program, to digitise and make available validated and up-to-date information on community demographics, vulnerabilities and capacities, and other vital information for future response.
The innovation aims to put communities first, by empowering them to maintain this information in an online database, and to use it in the event of an emergency to assess needs, and respond appropriately. The platform will also be opened up to other responders.
More information coming soon.
With their #DIGITALPH project having ended, Nassa/Caritas Philippines are seeking to influence a paradigm shift in disaster information management through adapting and contextualising their pre-crisis mapping tool across the Philippines (final project blog)View
Nassa/Caritas share how their #DIGITALPH software will positively impact monitoring and evaluation as well as provide much needed data for a range of stakeholdersView
Nassa/Caritas Philippines introduce their #DIGITALPH project which aims to put communities first and empower them by changing the way needs assessments are doneView
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